Noah Kilpatrick isn't going back to school this year.
The 15-year-old's mother has reportedly yanked from classes at Faith Fellowship Christian School in the small city of Watertown in upstate New York, near the Canadian border.
The reason? Apparently, school principal Ted Curinga didn't like the fact that he's Canadian. At least that's what Kilpatrick contends, telling local station Channel 7 News, "He would make fun of the way I dressed and he'd say, 'Oh, you're wearing Canadian colours.' And I'd be like, 'Yeah, I am. Thanks, Mr. Curinga.' He'd say, 'That wasn't a compliment.'"
According to Kilpatrick, it didn't stop there. The boy recounted a litany of insults to the National Post -- from the mocking of Canada's currency to a claim the country was a nation of communists and seal-clubbers.
“History class and sometimes math class… they were stereotyping Canadians and saying we were all stupid — it was offensive,” he told the newspaper.
For the school's part, lead pastor Mike Bartholomew, released the following statement:
“We at Faith Fellowship Christian School have always made it our policy not to discuss the affairs of students or their families in public venues. We strive for complete discretion and are committed to protecting the privacy of all our students and their families. We stand by the integrity of our staff."
All the same, Noah Kilpatrick will be finishing his last semester of ninth grade at home.
"No 14 or 15-year-old child should have to question their self-worth because of the hands of a teacher," his mother, told Channel 7 News.
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