The four teachers who filed lawsuits also accused principal Charles Ray III of giving them poor performance reviews because they're white.

And although he accommodated black teachers with "physical limitations," he refused to do the same for Debra McKibben Marenbach, a 12-year teaching veteran, who was reassigned to the second floor even though she couldn't climb the stairs.

As retaliation for complaining, the suits say, Ray ordered teacher Shirl Ishmael to "secretly" investigate the white teachers and gave her access to their personnel files.

The suit goes on to say that Ray then released their personal information, including their home addresses, to an investigator he hired to "intimidate, harass and find basis for firing [Marenbach] and other white teachers."

-Dafney Tales