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Former H.E. McCracken secretary files lawsuit against school district

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BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

Beaufort County School District and some educators at H.E. McCracken Middle School are facing a lawsuit. 

According to court documents, Denise Gibbo, the former secretary at H.E. McCracken Middle School, is claiming she was harassed by the school's guidance counselor, Annette Ballard.

Gibbo said she was threatened by Ballard, and it led to a physical altercation.

Gibbo claims both the school district and acting superintendent Jackie Rosswurm ignored her complaints and violated the districts administrative rules and policies.

Gibbo left the school around the same time principal Phillip Shaw was placed on administrative leave.

A spokesperson for the school district said they have not yet received the lawsuit.

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