Friends and supporters of Samantha Pawlucy are planning to rally outside her high school when she returns on Tuesday. Pawlucy says she was bullied and harassed by a teacher and students for wearing a pro-Romney shirt. The sixteen year old was threatened and taunted by a teacher and students at Charles Carroll High School in Philadelphia.
The harassment extended to her parents on Friday when they went to the school to file a formal complaint. Friends of the Pawlucy’s told Breitbart.com that students shouted threats and obscenities at the couple as they left the school. One friend, who asked to remain anonymous, said one student shouted out to couple, ‘to tell the ‘bitch’ [their daughter Samantha] this school is for democrats.” The students even harassed a Marine Veteran who was standing outside the school with a sign supporting the Pawlucy’s.
Friends tell Breitbart.com that neither Samantha nor her parents want her to return to the school. However, the unions have made moving her to the location of her choice all but impossible. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) (the parent union of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers which represents Pawlucy’s teacher Lynette Gaymon) successfully lobbied against and defeated any pro-vouch amendment to George W. Bush education plan and a pro-charter school bill currently before Congress.
Joe Eastman, one of the organizers of the rally on Tuesday says, “I plan to support that family. This is just wrong. If that child had worn an Obama T-shirt and gotten harrassed, I’d raise hell about it too. She goes into the one place you would think a child would be safe and not experience bullying, harrassment and churlish behavior on the part of teacher or adult.” Eastman says organizers are hoping Mitt Romney himself will show up on Tuesday.