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Teen Returns to School After Romney T-Shirt Flap
ABC ^ | 10/9/2012

Posted on 10/09/2012 10:49:53 AM PDT by tobyhill

A 16-year-old high school sophomore who says she was ridiculed by her geometry teacher for wearing a Mitt Romney T-shirt returned to school Tuesday following a rally by cheering supporters. The teacher has also written a letter of apology that was read aloud to students.

Samantha Pawlucy hadn't been back to Charles Carroll High School in the city's Port Richmond section since last week. That's when she and her family say she was mocked by her teacher for wearing the shirt supporting the Republican presidential candidate. She said the teacher questioned why she was wearing the shirt and called others in to the room to laugh at her.

Pawlucy, whose family had expressed concern for her safety, returned Tuesday after a rally that featured supporters singing the national anthem and reading the First Amendment — as well as shouts of supporters calling "Go, Sam!" and "You're great, Sam!" The school's principal read students the letter of apology from geometry teacher Lynette Gaymon on Tuesday.

"I'm very sorry for all the chaos and negative attention that has surrounded the school in the past couple of weeks," she wrote. "What I meant as a light and humorous remark during class has developed into a huge conflict between students, faculty, parents and neighbors. My words were never meant to belittle Ms. Pawlucy, or cause any harm, and I truly regret that we have come to this point."

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1 posted on 10/09/2012 10:49:59 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
What I meant as a light and humorous remark during class...

Utter garbage -- exactly the type of non-apology "apology" I'd have expected from a leftscum. Fire this witch...

2 posted on 10/09/2012 10:52:13 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: tobyhill
The text of the teacher's statement is a classic example of the non-apology apology.

Her intentions were pure, she did nothing wrong.

It was the obtuseness or possibly the stupidity of the student she verbally abused that was the problem.

3 posted on 10/09/2012 10:53:26 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: tobyhill

“I truly regret that we have come to this point.”

Translation: “I truly regret being caught and publicly pilloried for what I thought was the *right and reasonable* thing to do.”

Yeah, fire her already.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 10:53:52 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: tobyhill

” “I’m very sorry for all the chaos and negative attention that has surrounded the school in the past couple of weeks,” she wrote. “What I meant as a light and humorous remark during class has developed into a huge conflict between students, faculty, parents and neighbors. My words were never meant to belittle Ms. Pawlucy, or cause any harm, and I truly regret that we have come to this point.”

WE ?


5 posted on 10/09/2012 10:54:07 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: tobyhill
My guess is that Miss Gaymon is a big fat useless affirmative action hire union slob. Just a guess.
6 posted on 10/09/2012 10:54:18 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: tobyhill

Nice non-apology! Teacher should be paddled in front of the entire student body and faculty.


7 posted on 10/09/2012 10:56:55 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion, cigars and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: NRA1995

Then made to walk around till Election Day in Romney attire!


8 posted on 10/09/2012 10:57:52 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion, cigars and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: 4yearlurker
http://newsninja2012.com/tag/lynette-gaymon/

Picture in article.

9 posted on 10/09/2012 10:58:28 AM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: tobyhill

Typical Rat non-apology apology!


10 posted on 10/09/2012 10:58:38 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: tobyhill
Original Intent of the teacher:

She said the teacher questioned why she was wearing the shirt and called others in to the room to laugh at her.

Written attempt by the teacher to cover her @ss in public:

What I meant as a light and humorous remark during class has developed into a huge conflict between students, faculty, parents and neighbors.

I say FIRE THE TEACHER!!!!

11 posted on 10/09/2012 10:59:26 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: tobyhill

Thanks for link to photo — just another light-hearted Amish fun-lover....rrriiiiigghht.


12 posted on 10/09/2012 11:03:34 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: tobyhill

She should be fired for belittling the student and telling her to leave the class.

She should also be fired for writing a fake apology.

Of course, at the second firing she’ll be able to say, “You can’t fire me... I’m fired!”


13 posted on 10/09/2012 11:04:07 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: tobyhill
Here's the teacher.....


14 posted on 10/09/2012 11:04:24 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: tobyhill

Romney was talking about hiring new teachers.
He should only do that after he purges the ranks of the existing teachers - if at all.


15 posted on 10/09/2012 11:06:44 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: tobyhill

I assume there will be repercussions. This little girl will get a lower grade on every single assignment that can be graded subjectively than she would have without exposing what an evil witch her teacher is.


16 posted on 10/09/2012 11:08:52 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: T-Bird45
No problem. We will not be silenced anymore (not that I ever was) and we will post pictures and recordings of those who try to silence us.
17 posted on 10/09/2012 11:10:11 AM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: thingumbob

How old is she?


18 posted on 10/09/2012 11:11:38 AM PDT by CityCenter (It's too late, Obama yeah, it's too late.)
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To: tobyhill

Has anyone seen a photo of the anal-retentive teacher who started this fracas? I bet SHE’S a sweetheart!


19 posted on 10/09/2012 11:15:28 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: CityCenter
I have no idea......

BUT she's definitely old enough to practice her own version of Racism......

20 posted on 10/09/2012 11:16:20 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: thingumbob

Sorry. I didn’t scroll down far enough before posting my question. But I rest my case, anyhow!


21 posted on 10/09/2012 11:18:14 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Tucker39
They should be firing her racist butt......

If the teacher was white and the girl was black that's exactly what would have happened....does anyone doubt it?

22 posted on 10/09/2012 11:23:15 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: wideawake
The text of the teacher's statement is a classic example of the non-apology apology. Her intentions were pure, she did nothing wrong.

That's because she neither wrote it, nor read it to the school.

It also happens to be a flat-out lie, and even the kids know it.

In this screwed up world, it's hard to find a bottom. But I vote for public school administrators and teachers.

23 posted on 10/09/2012 11:26:03 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: 4yearlurker

Gaymon graduated from Temple about eight years ago.


24 posted on 10/09/2012 11:29:33 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: 4yearlurker
My guess is that Miss Gaymon is a big fat useless affirmative action hire union slob.

She's not big and fat! :)

25 posted on 10/09/2012 11:32:40 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: 4yearlurker
My guess is that Miss Gaymon is a big fat useless affirmative action hire union slob.

She's not big and fat! :)

26 posted on 10/09/2012 11:32:40 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I truly regret we have come to this point...yes, she has a mouse in her pocket.....


27 posted on 10/09/2012 11:35:53 AM PDT by rxtn41
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To: Tucker39

i guessed the race of the teacher correctly too. this is another, albeit many, results of affirmative action. promoting unqualified individuals for any reason dimineshed the accomplishments of those who really are qualified. and it makes me make assumptions about the race of people regarding their actions and words i would not have done 30 years ago. ifortunately, i am correct most of the time and that bothers me.


28 posted on 10/09/2012 12:14:44 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: thingumbob

What a worthless POS slob !!

Wet her lips and stick her to the wall !!


29 posted on 10/09/2012 12:27:50 PM PDT by bestrongbpositive
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To: tobyhill
..." I truly regret that we have come to this point...."

We? We? Oh, really?

30 posted on 10/09/2012 12:46:15 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Obama better hope a Kicked Ass is covered under Obamacare. -- Dennis Miller re debate 1)
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To: piytar

If she meant to apologize SHE needed to read the letter to the students.


31 posted on 10/09/2012 12:47:02 PM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence again.t foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: tobyhill; Prov1322
Pawlucy’s family also has reported threats. Her father, Richard, said that... a “high-profile” person is trying to mediate the situation, though he declined to identify who that person is.

Hmm, let's guess. Al Sharpton? Jesse Jackson? Mayor Nutter? Henry Louis Gates? Kenny Gamble? Tavis Smiley? Oprah? Star Jones? Cornel West? Whoopi Goldberg? Cynthia McKinney? Marc Lamont Hill? Dionne Warwick? Neecy Nash? Maxine Waters? Mumia abu Jamal?

32 posted on 10/09/2012 1:02:13 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Obama better hope a Kicked Ass is covered under Obamacare. -- Dennis Miller re debate 1)
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To: thingumbob

Surprising that a geometry teacher would be political. Oh, wait! She’s a geometry TEACHER.


33 posted on 10/09/2012 2:17:41 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: 4yearlurker

That would be my guess also.

I bet she has a 4 year old Obama sticker on her Cadillac.


34 posted on 10/09/2012 2:45:07 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Pollster1

If her parents think that will happen, they need to inform the administration that there better not be any recriminations against their daughter or there will be hell to pay. My guess is that the administration will not want to open that can of worms and will instruct the teacher to treat the girl fairly.


35 posted on 10/09/2012 3:05:20 PM PDT by goldi
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To: samtheman
She should be fired for belittling the student and telling her to leave the class. She should also be fired for writing a fake apology.

A boss once told me that "there are certain things that, when you've said them, there's nothing left to say." This would appear to be one of them. No way that woman will ever treat that kid fairly after this. Adios, homegirl. You broke it.

36 posted on 10/09/2012 7:19:14 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

Didn’t this ‘teacher’ liken Republicans to the KKK and now is saying that was a ‘joke’? Don’t think so. She should be fired.


37 posted on 10/09/2012 10:11:05 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Didn’t this ‘teacher’ liken Republicans to the KKK and now is saying that was a ‘joke’? Don’t think so. She should be fired.


38 posted on 10/09/2012 10:17:43 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Didn’t this ‘teacher’ liken Republicans to the KKK and now is saying that was a ‘joke’? Don’t think so. She should be fired.


39 posted on 10/09/2012 10:20:53 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Didn’t this ‘teacher’ liken Republicans to the KKK and now is saying that was a ‘joke’? Don’t think so. She should be fired.


40 posted on 10/09/2012 10:20:53 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Didn’t this ‘teacher’ liken Republicans to the KKK and now is saying that was a ‘joke’? Don’t think so. She should be fired.


41 posted on 10/09/2012 10:20:59 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Didn’t this ‘teacher’ liken Republicans to the KKK and now is saying that was a ‘joke’? Don’t think so. She should be fired.


42 posted on 10/09/2012 10:20:59 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Didn’t this ‘teacher’ liken Republicans to the KKK and now is saying that was a ‘joke’? Don’t think so. She should be fired.


43 posted on 10/09/2012 10:20:59 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Didn’t this ‘teacher’ liken Republicans to the KKK and now is saying that was a ‘joke’? Don’t think so. She should be fired.


44 posted on 10/09/2012 10:20:59 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Post Toasties

Sorry about multiple posts. Another Internet provider problem.


45 posted on 10/09/2012 10:30:49 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: tobyhill

and the teacher is black...I woulda never figured

“but wardaddy race doesn’t matter..be nice”


46 posted on 10/09/2012 10:36:22 PM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: thingumbob; All

Here’s the “former” and “unemployed” teacher.....

Fixed it...;-)


47 posted on 10/11/2012 8:08:14 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64
Here’s the “former” and “unemployed” teacher.....

Fixed it...;-)

Wow ...really they fired her. GEEZ, who would of guessed there's still some sanity in the world.

48 posted on 10/11/2012 8:31:21 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: thingumbob

Fired her? I missed that part...


49 posted on 10/11/2012 8:40:40 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

That what stevie_d_64 said....I missed it too. See post #47.


50 posted on 10/11/2012 8:50:29 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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