Most Active Stories
- Le Show For July 20, 2014
- Jazz Composer Jerome Theriot Celebrates New Release; Cat On A Hot Tin Roof; Hurray For The Riff Raff
- Women Stage Protest At Hobby Lobby In Elmwood
- State Representative In New Orleans East Sounds Call Over Coastal Erosion
- 'Pink Slime' Is Making A Comeback. Do You Have A Beef With That?
Around the Nation
Mon June 4, 2012
Fifth-Grader Skips School To See President Obama
Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 12:27 pm
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Young Tyler Sullivan will be returning to class this morning with a note explaining why he skipped school on Friday. The fifth grader had gone with his dad to a Honeywell plant outside Minneapolis where President Obama was speaking. When the president shook Tyler's hand, he said you must be missing school. And then he promptly penned a note to the teacher on paper with the presidential seal: Please excuse Tyler, he was with me. Signed, Barack Obama. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.