Obama writes 5th-grader 'executive excuse'

Tyler Sullivan, 11, met Barack Obama after the president's speech at Honeywell in Golden Valley on Friday. When the boy admitted to Obama that he was missing school, the president wrote his teacher a note: "Mr. Ackerman, Please excuse Tyler. He was with me. Barack Obama."
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Tyler Sullivan, 11, met Barack Obama after the president's speech at Honeywell in Golden Valley on Friday. When the boy admitted to Obama that he was missing school, the president wrote his teacher a note: "Mr. Ackerman, Please excuse Tyler. He was with me. Barack Obama."

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