Philly girl in political T-shirt flap to transfer

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Associated Press

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 10 at 1:04 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — 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 (pah-LOOS'-ee) 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.

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.

The teacher has apologized.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com

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