GREENSBORO, GA - A Georgia high school girl is speaking out after she says her teacher insulted her in front of the entire class.
Shaniaya Hunter has an eye condition that forces her to miss school from time-to-time.
She says she was trying to catch up ahead of a test when the teacher called her "dumb."
Hunter recorded the whole exchange which she happened in December.
Rikki Klaus has the story.
Hunter was recording a lesson on a school-issued iPad when she says the teacher said things about her she'll never forget.
(Shaniaya Hunter/Junior, Green County High School): "It really hurt me inside because ... (voice wavers, starts crying)"
(Christie Lockhart/Shaniaya Hunter's Aunt): "We all love you, and we know you're smart."
Hunter was surrounded by her mom and her aunt when we interviewed her at her attorney's office in Greensboro.
Ben Windham took on the case pro bono after hunter's mom approached the school district and was unsatisfied with the response.
(Ben Windham/Attorney): "The man does not need to be teaching young children. It's not a gray area. End of story."
We asked Greene County schools if it took action to discipline the teacher.
The response, in part: federal and state law place substantial limits on what a school district can publicly say.
(Christie Lockhart/Shaniaya Hunter's Aunt): "This is about a school system that is failing our children and allowing these acts to go on."
Hunter told me the worst part was when the teacher drew attention to her vision problems
The junior says she's not the only one the educator criticizes.
She's just the only one coming forward and she does not want to have to face him again.
(Shaniaya Hunter/Junior, Green County High School): "I don't think it's OK. I don't think he should be here."
(Cathy Wright/Shaniaya Hunter's Mother): "We're gonna fight. We're gonna keep fighting until it's over. It's not over yet."