Dismissed employee sues Fulton schools

Lawsuit alleges teacher fired after she called police

A longtime Fulton Public Schools employee sued the district in federal court Tuesday, saying she was fired in September for calling police about a student possibly having a gun at Fulton High School.

Ruth Burt says in the 12-page suit she’s a Callaway County resident employed by Fulton Public Schools for 22 years as Assistant to the Director of Health Service and Health clerk in the nurses office.”

Her lawyer, David Moen of Jefferson City, filed the suit in the U.S. District Court’s Jefferson City office, naming Superintendent Jacque Cowherd, Assistant Superintendent Suzanne Hull and five school board members as defendants.

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