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RCS teacher sues colleagues

Under the unequal protection of the law portion of the lawsuit, Pickett claims other "similarly situated teachers at RCS" were not the subject of prosecution.

The suit specifically cites other teachers in the district who had "an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student; been found to have child pornography on a RCS computer; asked a student to show her breasts to the teacher; downloaded music on RCS computers; failed to sign in and out of school; chaperoned the trip to Rome in February of 2005; failed to wear ID tags; missed schools trips with students but was not docked pay; and missed meetings without penalty."

These other teachers were not subjected to investigations and psychiatric evaluations like Pickett, said Baynes.

A discovery conference date is set for June in federal court, Baynes said, describing the legal process as "really slow-moving at first."

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