Skip to comments.Public School Teacher Mocks Female Studentís Romney T-Shirt, Accuses Her of Supporting the KKK
Posted on 12/22/2012 9:30:54 AM PST by Kaslin
Its not always fun and easy being a young Republican, let alone an enthusiastic Mitt Romney supporter. Whoa:
The parents of the Charles Carroll High School student ridiculed and ordered by her teacher to remove a t-shirt supporting Mitt Romney sued the teacher and school district on Friday, claiming the act violated the girl's civil rights.
Filed in federal court in Philadelphia, the suit says the district ignored Samantha Pawlucy's right to free speech, let other students threaten and harass her and subjected her "to emotional distress, simply because she exercised her First Amendment rights."
Fernando Gallard, a spokesman for the district, said it would not comment on the lawsuit.
Pawlucy, a 16-year-old sophomore from Port Richmond, drew national headlines from the furor that erupted when she wore a pink "Romney-Ryan" shirt during a dress-down day at school in September.
According to the lawsuit, Pawlucy had worn the shirt all day when she walked into geometry teacher Lynette Gaymon's classroom.
The teacher allegedly told the teen that Charles Carroll was a "Democratic" school and that her shirt was akin to one spouting a logo for the Ku Klux Klan. She ordered Pawlucy to remove the shirt, then enlisted an aide who tried to draw an X through the candidates' name on the shirt.
Pawlucy's parents complained to school officials and the story went viral.
Gaymon later publicly apologized to the girl. But Pawlucy claims she endured ongoing harassment and threats and was unable to return to the school.
What kind of educator acts this way? Sure, teachers can certainly disagree with the political opinions of their students. But to publicly embarrass -- and ridicule -- a young girl for supporting a major party candidate for president is beyond comprehension. As I understand it, this geometry teacher doesnt even attempt to engage her student in any type of meaningful discussion or dialogue. Instead, she reflexively resorts to fear tactics and intimidation. And while its difficult to imagine filing a full-blown lawsuit against my teacher if I found myself in a similar situation, I can fully understand why the students family believed this was necessary. The audaciousness of this grown-ups behavior is simply astonishing.
Meanwhile, its comforting to know how taxpayer dollars are being spent these days: ridiculing young minds and bullying teenagers. Then again, I guess we really shouldnt be surprised.
Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals #5 at work to kill you.
Nice name. Can we mock you for it? Can we bully you? I bet you're a dyke!
Wait. What? Can't do that? Protected species? Liberals are untouchable?
Libtards are not mentally competent creatures - suing the school teaches them nothing - for the taxpayer who pays the cost.
No, sue for the teacher’s license to teach. Sue to have her declared “Unfit” to be in a position of authority, such as teaching - and let her actions damn her. You see, when Libtards begin to think and realize that their actions have personal consequences - instead of damning the taxpayer - then they may attempt to act like civilized adults. Until then, they are nothing more than thugs.
Of course I didn’t need to google her to know that she, the teacher is black. That’s a given with behavior like this. Nothing will happen to her because of her race. She’s protected.
Interestingly enough, it was a black teacher who put a black student into ISS (in school suspension)for harassing a white student about Romney support at my daughter’s high school. When word of it got around, the problems diminished noticeably according to my daughter and some of her friends.
Actually, it already has. She just doesn't realize it.
I’m not a litigious person but it’s time to start hitting back with a sledgehammer. Examples need to be made because these types of people are emboldened and they’re getting out of control.
In the past I would have just shrugged this off but that sort of an approach leads us to where we are now. I say come after this person’s livelihood with full force. These indoctrinators need to be reminded they’re supposed to be educators.
I don’t know where you got this information. The second bolded sentence in the post says differently.
” I say come after this persons livelihood with full force.”
Exactly. Make people like her pay for their intolerance. The fact that she would be able to go on teaching for one more day after making that statement (after verification of course) is disgusting and enormously offensive.
Ms. Gaymon needs to be educated that the KKK was started by Democrats.
Please reread my comment - which was in response to your comment about race - it was about at incident at MY local HS, not the one in the article.
she’s a public school teacher, nothing will happen to her. only possible way - and then still not a guarantee - is if she sexually assaulted a minor student.
I understand your reply now, but there isn't anything in this that distinguishes the posted even from yours. Am I supposed to inspect your profile page to see you are in a different state or something? It reads just like a different account of the same story.
Regardless, I apologize for the confusion.
I secifically stated at my daughter’s HS - in no why did I say it was this HS - as I said - my comment was in regard to race that you had brought up inn yours - nothing more.