A former therapeutic staff worker at the Spring Cove Middle School in Roaring Spring has filed a federal lawsuit using "pretty strong" language to describe the racial and religious discrimination she said she suffered at the hands of students and colleagues that forced her resignation last year.

Carletta Nicholson of Altoona, an African-American and a Muslim, said she worked at the Middle School from 2009 through the 2012 school year, and during that time, she charges, she was subjected to insults on a daily basis, being called "Osama Mama," "a Muslim terrorist," "crack baby," "Killadelphia," "black people brought drugs to Altoona," "all blacks are on welfare," and a great many other comments.

While Nicholson worked in the Spring Cove School District, she was employed by Children's Behavorial Health Inc. of Johnstown, which provides

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