Noah Kilpatrick
Someone Being Bullied
Male | Watertown, NY   United States
Bullied for Canadian heritage
Bullying Type: Emotional
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6/18/13 11:35 AM
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A 15-year-old boy says he was forced to drop out of his Christian school in Upstate New York after he was relentlessly teased about his Canadian heritage - by his teachers.

Noah Kilpatrick is an American citizen who has lived in New York for the last ten years. However, he was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and remains proud of his Canadian heritage.

He says jokes about from two teachers at Faith Fellowship Christian School in Watertown, New York, went too far. Eventually, he said, he was being openly mocked in front of his classes and even at a school assembly.

Noah told WNYF-TV that his primary antagonist was Theodore Curinga, the principal of the school who also teaches history.

'He would make fun of the way I dressed and he'd say, "Oh, you're wearing Canadian colors," and I'd be like, "Yeah, I am. Thanks, Mr Curinga." He'd say, "That wasn't a compliment,"' the teen told the the TV station.

A math teacher also made fun of him for his Canadian heritage.

The taunting, he says, came entirely from the teachers. Among his fellow classmates, he had 'no enemies,' Noah says.

One day, he tried to pay for his lunch with a 'Toonie,' a Canadian two-dollar coin, when he forgot American money. The U.S. and Canadian dollar was at parity at the time, he noted.

Noah says Curinga took the coin and held it up at a school assembly later in the day and declared that Canadian currency wasn't legal tender in the school cafeteria.

'Of course, everybody looked at Noah. … Why not take the kid aside and be concerned why the kid has no lunch?' Tina Kilpatrick, Noah's mother, told the National Post, a Canadian newspaper.

Kilpatrick says she tried to meet with the principal about his alleged taunts of her son, but school administration declined to speak with her.

As a result, she pulled her son out. He is completing the second semester of his freshman year of high school in online courses.

She has another son at the school who will finish out the year. Neither will be returning next year.

School officials declined to comment on Noah's allegations, saying only that the school 'stood by its staff.'

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Posted By: Ftbragsmags | 6/19/13 10:18 AM
Sounds more like they were giving him a hard time, teasing in a joking manner. BUT... He may have taken it as emotional bullying, which I can understand.
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