Mom says teachers mocked teen for being Canadian

Noah Kilpatrick. WWNYTV SCREENGRAB

Noah Kilpatrick. WWNYTV SCREENGRAB

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:26 PM ET

A mother pulled her Grade 9 son out of a private school in Watertown, N.Y., alleging staff bullied him for being Canadian.

Noah Kilpatrick, 15, told a local Fox TV affiliate that his teachers and principal at Faith Fellowship Christian School in Watertown, N.Y., cracked jokes about his Canadian heritage.

"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,'" the boy told Fox TV of Principal Theodore Curinga. "He'd say, 'That wasn't a compliment.'"

His mother alleged staff refused to meet with her.

"No one wanting to sit down and discuss the things that were said and done and how a child was feeling," Tina Kilpatrick told the TV station.

The school would not comment on the Ottawa-born teenager's allegations.


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