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ASPartOfMe
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03 Oct 2015, 8:07 am

http://www.local8now.com/news/headlines/Alcoa-teen-with-autism-voted-high-school-homecoming-king-330492711.html?device=tablet&c=y

He had to be voted in to get that honor.


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03 Oct 2015, 3:31 pm

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When I read of special needs students who are elected to things like these I think of "Carrie"...
It seems totally fake to me.



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03 Oct 2015, 6:43 pm

Lonermutant wrote:
ASPartOfMe wrote:



When I read of special needs students who are elected to things like these I think of "Carrie"...
It seems totally fake to me.


This is 2015 not 1977. While in some places it might be 1957 I doubt if they hated autistics they would vote one in to represent the for the purpose of tricking him.


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