Romney Calls High-Schooler Harrassed for Campaign T-Shirt

Mitt Romney called Samantha Pawlucy’s home yesterday, reaching out to the Philadelphia high school student who made headlines last week when she accused her geometry teacher of mocking her for wearing a Romney-Ryan campaign T-shirt.

The Republican presidential candidate spoke to Pawlucy’s mother — the girl wasn’t home — and told her how much he appreciated her courage, according to a campaign spokesman.

Pawlucy’s father, Richard, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that all his high school-aged children, including Samantha plan to transfer schools.

Pawlucy, 16, accused her geometry teacher at Charles Carroll High School of publicly humiliating her for wearing a Romney-Ryan t-shirt to school. The teacher, Lynette Gaymon, has not returned to the school. She is waiting for the results of a school district investigation and hearing. The school superintendent has called it “a teachable moment.”

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