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Student Well-Being

A Student’s Presidential Pardon

By Liana Loewus — June 05, 2012 1 min read

Eleven-year-old Tyler Sullivan brought his teacher arguably one of the best excuse notes for missing class ever written:

Mr. Ackerman—

Please excuse Tyler ... he was with me!

Barack Obama

Rather than attend school June 1, Tyler had gone with his father to see the president give a speech at Honeywell in Minneapolis, according to The Huffington Post. The fifth grader was standing in the front row when the president shook his hand and chatted with him about school. Obama then pulled out his presidential stationery and penned the note to Tyler’s teacher.

The paper has yet to report whether Tyler’s excuse was deemed acceptable.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.