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Susquehanna Township superintendent sues district for $6 million

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Susquehanna Township School District superintendent Dr. Susan Kegerise has filed a complaint against the district and three school board members to the tune of $6 million.

In a complaint filed in federal court Thursday, Kegerise made several accusations against the district and board members Jesse Rawls, Sr., Mark Sussman and Carol Karl. Among them -- sex, age and racial discrimination, as well as defamation, infliction of emotional distress, creation of a hostile working environment, wrongful use of civil proceedings and interference with contract.

The suit, filed by Kegerise's personal attorney Jason Kutulakis, seeks compensatory and punitive damages, as well as attorney fees and "other relief for the wrongful constructive termination of plaintiff's employment in violation of plaintiff's constitutional rights, Pennsylvania statute and the terms of her employment contract."

Kegerise is currently on personal leave from the district.

Rawls and Sussman filed a previous lawsuit in federal court regarding clauses in Kegerise's employment contract that they believed violated their first amendment rights, but dropped the suit on March 8.

Karl was elected to the school board in November. She had no comment Thursday regarding Kegerise's lawsuit.

To read the full complaint, click here: http://bit.ly/1eZYF1B.

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