Graduate accuses Bethany College of racism

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 10, 2018

WHEELING — A graduate of Bethany College is suing the institution after he claims he made a complaint to several college officials about racism and discrimination and nothing was done about the situations.

The complaint alleges that Khallid Pierce, along with other students, was working at the school's physical plant when Nickolas Holmes was thrown from the bed of a truck into the road and died on June 28, 2017, according to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia at Wheeling.

Pierce claims the driver, Jason Galloway, was under the influence of marijuana and other illegal drugs and his father, Vincent Galloway, was aware of the illegal drug activity. Pierce claims the Galloways were employees of Bethany College's power plant.

After the incident, the student-workers, including Pierce, gave statements to the college, according to the suit.

Pierce claims no one would do anything to help Holmes after he was thrown from the vehicle.

Pierce claims there was blatant racism with the Galloways and other staff at the college during his time at Bethany College.

Pierce is representing himself.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia Case number: 5:18-cv-00157

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