The Student’s Shirt Was Pink, Like the Slip the Teacher Ought to Get

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I’m no doctor, but I spy an acute case of Progressive Derangement Syndrome and prescribe a pink slip. A few months as one of the millions unemployed in the Obama Economy ought to cure any love for our President and his ridiculous economic policies.

A high school teacher at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond, Philadelphia, is under investigation after allegedly ordering a student to remove a pro-Mitt Romney t-shirt. In addition to purportedly telling the female pupil to take off the clothing, the teacher also supposedly compared the shirt to a Ku Klux Klan outfit.

The student at the center of the story, 16-year-old Samantha Pawlucy, claims that she chose to wear the pink t-shirt for a dress-down day, during which students were invited to select their own clothing. The teacher’s comments, Pawlucy contends, were humiliating, as the geometry instructor reportedly encouraged other students — and teachers — to join in on mocking her.

According to the original report, the teacher actually went into the hallway outside the classroom and called for other teachers and students to come in and laugh at Pawlucy. The teacher, who proclaimed that the school was a “Democratic school” asked an assistant to come in and write on the shirt with a marker (which, by the way is technically destruction of property, a criminal offense). She later stormed out of a conference with the student, her parents, and the school principal and left the campus.

The parents told the reporter they’d file a formal complaint with the school today, at which point the principal could launch a formal investigation.