Romney T-Shirt Gets Student The Boot

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 9:34am

Girl kicked out of class for Romney T-shirt, claims teacher likened garment to KKK.

A Philadelphia high school student says she was humiliated after her teacher told her to lose her Mitt Romney T-shirt, comparing it to "wearing a KKK shirt".

Samantha Pawlucy, a 16-year-old sophomore at Charles Carroll High School, says she wore a pink Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan T-shirt last Friday during the school's dress down day.

No one made an issue of Samantha's political T-shirt until she got to geometry class.

"The teacher told me to get out of the classroom, I said no," Samantha said.

"She told me to take off my shirt and said that she has another one if I need one. And then the teacher asked me 'Are your parents Republican?' I said, 'I don't know.' She said that's like her wearing a KKK shirt."

Samantha was so embarrassed by the public criticism in front of her classmates that she told her parents she didn't want to return to school.

"I didn't know what to think, I didn't think it was right at all," she said.

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