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Mitt Romney calls Pennsylvania girl at center of T-shirt flap

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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 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.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com

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