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October 8, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
The first call came Friday evening, tinged with racist hate. "Watch your back, (racist slur). I'mma blow your (profanity) brains out," one of Lynette Gaymon's aunts said Saturday. Gaymon, a geometry teacher at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond, has been accused of humiliating a student who wore a pink Romney/Ryan T-shirt on "dress-down" day Sept. 28. After the story drew media attention last week, the teacher's aunts said, she stayed out of school and took refuge with friends.
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October 7, 2012 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
The takeaway Romney T-shirt episode is a teachable moment - for adults. Karen Heller, A2.
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October 7, 2012 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer
RICH AND KRISTINE Pawlucy heard the crude words, heard 'em loud and clear as they stood outside their daughter's school. "F--- you!" "You suck!" The foul language spilled from the mouths of a handful of students who crowded near windows at Charles Carroll High School Friday morning, moments after the Pawlucy family filed a complaint on behalf of their daughter, Samantha, who was kicked out of her geometry class on Sept. 28 for wearing a "Romney/Ryan" T-shirt. Samantha Pawlucy, 16, said she had been scolded by her teacher for "wearing a Republican shirt" in a "Democratic school" on a dress-down day. The teacher, whom the Inquirer identified as Lynette Gaymon, has been removed from her post, and the school district is investigating what happened.
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October 7, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Angered by a teenager's claims of being humiliated by a teacher over a Romney/Ryan T-shirt, students at Charles Carroll High School ignored warnings from administrators and shouted obscenities out school windows at the girl's parents Friday morning. Samantha Pawlucy had accused her geometry teacher of humiliating her for wearing the shirt, and stayed out of school after saying she learned students had made threats against her. To calm the situation, district officials addressed students Friday, urging them to leave Pawlucy alone.
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October 6, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Samantha Pawlucy's parents were met by heckling students Friday who shouted obscenities through the open windows of Charles Carroll High School. At the same time, a lone man who identified himself as a former district teacher and administrator paced in front of the Port Richmond school with a sign supporting the sophomore student for her right to wear a Romney t-shirt to dress down day. Pawlucy claims she was harrassed by Lynette Gaymon, her...
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October 6, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Samantha Pawlucy said she was afraid to return to Charles Carroll High School after complaining that a teacher mocked her for wearing a Romney/Ryan T-shirt on dress-down day. The sophomore said classmates, former friends, and even students from other schools had issued threats over what they saw as lies and misinterpretation. That's what's she heard from other students and read on Facebook, Pawlucy said. "I don't want to go to school and get jumped," Pawlucy, who said she has a second-degree black belt in tae kwon do, said at her home in Port Richmond on Thursday evening.
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October 5, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai and Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writers
A uniform-free "dress-down" day at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond turned into a public dressing down for a student who chose to wear a pink T-shirt supporting Mitt Romney for president. Samantha Pawlucy, a sophomore at Carroll, said her geometry teacher publicly humiliated her Friday by asking why she was wearing a Romney/Ryan T-shirt and going into the hallway to urge other teachers and students to mock her. "I was really embarrassed and shocked. I didn't think she'd go in the hallway and scream to everyone," Pawlucy said.
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October 5, 2012 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer
BLACK BELT taekwon-do instructor. Political activist. High school sophomore. Samantha Pawlucy sure knows how to stand up for herself and stay true to her convictions. A geometry teacher at Charles Carroll High School, in Port Richmond, on Friday ridiculed Pawlucy, 16, for wearing a "Romney/Ryan" T-shirt and told her to leave class, her mother, Kristine, told the Daily News Wednesday night. The teacher told Samantha, " 'Your wearing a Romney shirt is like me wearing a KKK shirt,' " according to her parents, who said they intend to file a formal complaint Thursday with the district and the school.
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October 5, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Samantha Pawlucy said she's afraid to return to Charles Carroll High School after she complained that a teacher mocked her for wearing a Romney t-shirt on dress-down day. The sophomore said classmates, former friends, and even students from other schools have issued threats for what they see as lies and misinterpretation. That's what's she heard from other students and read on Facebook. "I don't want to go to school and get jumped," said Pawlucy, a second degree black belt in Taekwondo, at her Port Richmond home Thursday evening.
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October 4, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai and Kristen A. Graham, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A uniform-free "dress-down" day at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond turned into a public dressing down for a student who chose to wear a pink T-shirt supporting Mitt Romney for president. Samantha Pawlucy, a sophomore at Carroll High, said her geometry teacher publicly humiliated her by asking why she was wearing a Romney/Ryan T-shirt and going into the hallway to urge other teachers and students to mock her. "I was really embarrassed and shocked. I didn't think she'd go in the hallway and scream to everyone," Pawlucy said.
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