Samantha Pawlucy, a 16-year old student who attends Charles Carroll High School , wore a T-shirt to school on Friday.
Her math teacher took exception, comparing her to "the worst racists in history -- the Ku Klux Klan." (I see nothing Klannish about the above t-shirt.)
She then not only ordered the kid out of the classroom, she encouraged others to make fun of her and then went into the hall herself & tried to write on Samantha's shirt.
In addition to the physical intimidation and interruption of education, teacher Lynette Gaymon told Samantha that wearing the shirt was the same as wearing a shirt featuring the KKK or Nazis. Ms. Gaymon added that "this is a Democratic school" and asked whether Samatha's parents were Republican.
Schools are supposed to be for the education of everyone, not just democrats, and the Pawlucy's political affiliations have nothing to do with you.
And BTW, did you know that the KKK was started by the Democrats?
Your idea of joking around was not funny to Samantha nor to anyone with half-an-ounce of common decency, which you obviously lack.
The school district confirmed that an "incident" occurred and it is "conducting an investigation to determine whether disciplinary action is necessary".
They have to investigate this? Really?
I hope they mean disciplinary action against the
Does this school have any sort of no-bullying policy?
Is Ms Lynette Gaymon exempt?
The obvious political bias is bad enough, but bullies are not to be tolerated.
Ms. Gaymon does not belong in any classroom anywhere.
Lawrence W: Sounds like bullying to me. If a kid can get expelled for bullying, a teacher should be subject to the same rule and be fired.
Florida: One of a bully's favorite saying "I was just kidding, can't you take a joke"?
Dooglas: It doesn't matter what your political affiliation is or if you like Romney/Ryan or not, what this teacher did is wrong on so many levels and she has every right to wear that shirt. This was obviously not a joke, and if it was, it is FAR from appropriate. This teacher deserves to be fired immediately. Not suspended, not transferred, fired.
Unknown Panda: Politics aside, calling the student a racist and ridiculing her in class for any reason is bad enough, but teachers assaulting students is inexcusable. Send a message and fire that teacher immediately and revoke her license. I would also like to see the teacher arrested and charged with assault..
and from the Charles Carroll High School webpage:
There are lines that cannot be crossed. A teacher may not insult her students. A teacher may not espouse or ridicule political opinion. A teacher, should, at all costs prevent intolerance. Instead, this teacher jumped on a poor student to make herself feel better or feel cooler. Teachers can mold students, encourge them to grow, and lead by example. Ms. Gaymon molded, encouraged, and provided an example of bullying and intolerance. Professionally unforgivable! She needs to go. Termination from her employment will 'teach' her a lesson she sorely needs to learn...the rules apply to her too.
This teacher is a Black racist. There is no excuse for allowing her to keep her job. America is founded on a two party political system. We are not communist yet! These kinds of people use the race card to justify their own hatred, intolerance, bigotry, and ignorance. I would not tolerate having her teach my children. I am a National Board Certified Teacher with two Masters degrees in education. Get rid of her!!