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Samantha Pawlucy arrives at her school Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012, with parents Richard, left, and mother Kristine pushing son Matthew. Supporters of Samantha Pawlucy a student at Charles Carroll High School in Philadelphia gathered outside the school to show support for the teen as she returned to school for the first time on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Pawlucy was allegedly singled out by a teacher for wearing a Mitt Romney t-shirt to school. ( AP Photo / Philadelphia Daily News, Alejandro A. Alvarez )
Philly girl in Romney T-shirt flap to transfer
First Published Oct 10 2012 01:45 pm • Last Updated Oct 10 2012 02:14 pm

Philadelphia • The father of a 16-year-old Philadelphia girl who says she was mocked by her geometry teacher for wearing a Mitt Romney T-shirt says his children will not be going back to the school.

Samantha Pawlucy briefly returned to Charles Carroll High School in the city’s Port Richmond section Tuesday. That’s after she says she was mocked last week by her teacher for wearing the shirt supporting the Republican presidential candidate.

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But her father, Richard Pawlucy, tells The Philadelphia Inquirer his daughter never actually made it to class. Instead, she went into the school offices following a rally held by her supporters. He says she felt uncomfortable.

He says Samantha and two other high-school age children in his home will be transferring to another school.




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