Romney calls Pa. girl at center of T-shirt flap
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Charles Carroll High School student Samantha Pawlucy, center, arrives at the school Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012, with parents Richard, left, and mother Kristine, pushing son Matthew, in Philadelphia. Supporters of Pawlucy gathered outside the school to show support for the teen as she returned to school for the first time after she was allegedly mocked by her geometry teacher for wearing a Mitt Romney T-shirt last week. Her father said that Samantha, who never actually made it to class after the rally, and his other high-school age children will be transferring to another school. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Alejandro A. Alvarez)
Charles Carroll High School student Samantha Pawlucy, center, arrives at the school Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012, with parents Richard, left, and mother Kristine, pushing son Matthew, in Philadelphia. Supporters of Pawlucy gathered outside the school to show support for the teen as she returned to school for the first time after she was allegedly mocked by her geometry teacher for wearing a Mitt Romney T-shirt last week. Her father said that Samantha, who never actually made it to class after the rally, and his other high-school age children will be transferring to another school. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Alejandro A. Alvarez)
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mitt Romney has called a 16-year-old Philadelphia girl who says she was mocked by her geometry teacher for wearing a Romney T-shirt in class. Romney campaign spokeswoman Kate Meriwether tells The Philadelphia Inquirer the Republican presidential candidate called Samantha Pawlucy (pah-LOOS’-ee) on Wednesday. Meriwether declined to provide details of the call, and Pawlucy’s father, Richard, declined to comment. The girl briefly returned to Charles Carroll High School in the city’s Port Richmond section Tuesday. But her father says she never actually made it to class because she felt uncomfortable. He says Samantha and two other high-school age children in his home will now be transferring to another school. The teacher has apologized, but hasn’t returned to school as she awaits the results of a school district investigation. ___ Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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