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  • Boy’s ‘I [heart] Weed! California’ souvenir sweatshirt causes controversy at middle school

    Charlene Sakoda at Odd News9 hrs ago

    California middle schooler Tony Burnett Jr. did not think that wearing the souvenir sweatshirt and t-shirt he got from his family’s recent vacation would cause the uproar it eventually did.

    As reported by KTVU Channel 2, the Pinole Middle School student’s four-day family trip to Northern California and Oregon included a stop in Weed, California, a town near the California, Oregon border. While there he picked up a sweatshirt that read, “I [heart] Weed! California” and a t-shirt that read, “Enjoy Weed” When Tony wore the new items to school, officials were quick to let him know that the sweatshirt was inappropriate and violated the school’s dress code. He was then asked to turn the garment inside out.

    Tony Jr. sent a text message to his father informing him of the incident and later asked to be picked up early from school because of the embarrassment it caused.

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  • Dog receives jury duty summons

    Charlene Sakoda at Odd News10 hrs ago

    Recently man’s best friend has been called upon to perform duties beyond simple unconditional love and loyalty. Earlier this week, there were reports thata canine in England was invited to vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections. Now, canine civic responsibility has hit the States.

    On Friday, a jury duty summons was sent to “IV Griner,” a New Jersey German Shepherd. As reported by WKYW CBS 3, the name on the summons is the same name that appears on the pooch’s vet record. IV’s owner, Barrett Griner told the station, “Nobody in my house is named IV except the German Shepherd.”

    After the initial shock, Barrett, whose full name is Barrett Griner IV, figured out that “IV” was entered as his first name on the summons through a clerical error.

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  • Teacher who ‘ordered a hit’ on 7th grader gets fired

    Charlene Sakoda at Odd News1 day ago

    Florida’s St. Lucie County School Board officially fired veteran teacher Dru Dehart after their investigation found that she encouraged six 8th grade students to beat up 7th grader Radravious Williams, WPTV NewsChannel 5 reports.

    The incident occurred on March 20, 2013 and was caught on a Northport K-8 school surveillance camera. Footage shows the teacher pointing to the victim, instructing the students to go after him. Williams is then seen on the hallway floor being pummeled by a group of boys. "I looked at them and I was like, ‘Are you serious?’" Radravious told WPTV during an April 2013 press conference . The older boys, ranging in age from 11 to 15, were once Radravious’ friends but were instructed by Dehart to “teach him a lesson.”

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