Since her run-in with a teacher because she wore a pro-Romney
T-shirt to class, a Philadelphia teen is headed for a new
Sixteen-year-old Samantha Pawlucy recently tried to return to Charles Carroll High School after
her geometry teacher publicly embarrassed her for wearing a
pro-Romney T-shirt. But Ben Velderman of the Education Action Group
Foundation (EAG) tells OneNewsNow she found the atmosphere so
uncomfortable she decided to switch schools.
"There was a lot of
dissension within the student body, a lot of … her fellow students
liked the teacher and they were upset that she reported this
incident to her parents and caused trouble for the teacher,"
Velderman reports. "That's how some of her fellow classmates have
While Pawlucy is leaving her friends and having to adjust to a
new school, the EAG spokesman suspects the teacher, Lynette Gaymon,
will suffer few consequences.
"The teacher is probably going to remain in the classroom," he
predicts. "It's very difficult to fire a teacher, and so I suspect
that she'll maybe get written up or maybe be suspended for a couple
of days, but most certainly she'll be back in the classroom."
The school has taken virtually no action. Velderman says
the Port Richmond area school has policies to deal with students
bullying other students, but it does not know how to deal with
teachers bullying students.