Lynn: Student Bullied By Teacher For Wearing Pro-Romney T-Shirt
Did you hear about this story out of Pennsylvania? A high school math teacher ordered a 16-year-old student to leave the classroom or remove her clothing when she walked into class wearing a “Romney\Ryan” t-shirt. The teacher told her that the school was a Democratic school and Republican t-shirts weren’t allowed there. The teacher, who is black, said it would be like her wearing a KKK shirt.
The student — bless her stoic , seemingly Republican heart — stood her ground and refused to leave or take off the shirt. The teachers was removed from the classroom after the girl’s parents complained. But in a strange twist of loyalty and logic, some other students at the school held a rally for the TEACHER, saying that she had a First Amendment right to tell the student to leave her classroom.
What about the student’s right to free speech?
Perhaps I should mention that at this particular school — Charles Carroll High School — you’d be hard-pressed to find even one American flag, and the Pledge of Allegiance is NEVER recited.
The latest news is that the teacher is now receiving anonymous death threats, and the student is afraid to return to school because of all the taunting she has been getting from other students.
What is it about presidential elections that bring out the worst in people?