LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Amos Jones, the attorney representing two African-American students at Lexington Catholic High School who say they were subjected to racial discrimination, now says that four young women are also alleging civil rights violations at the school, including sex-based bullying.
According to a release sent out Friday, the four white minors have come forward as a result of Jones’ independent investigation into LCHS. The release says that one of the young women told him that school officials did nothing to address her allegations of sex-based bullying, despite her parents’ meetings with a principal and attempting to resolve the situation in-house.
Jones also takes issue with the school’s hiring of a diversity consultant, in the wake of racial discrimination at LCHS. Jones says that Roger Cleveland, who was hired by the school as a means of addressing racism and social sensitivity at LCHS, has been previously employed in a similar capacity there. Jones writes, “Professor Cleveland served Lexington Catholic programmatically a while ago already, but look at where they are now. What this school obviously now needs is not more of the same personnel, and certainly not a diversity hustle. There are sex-abuse cover-up claims here.”
ABC 36 approached Lexington Catholic High School for comment, and received this statement:
“As a standard policy, we do not comment publicly on issues related to potential or ongoing litigation, nor do we comment on claims that we have not yet viewed. Furthermore, it also is our policy to never publicly discuss financial issues related to current or past students.”