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    Atlanta schools have declared that a town in Nassau County, LI is an illegal drug.

    Terrell Jones, a student in Gwinnett County’s Grayson High School, was weeded out of a classroom by a school administrator because he wore a shirt that read: “Hempstead, NY 516,” a reference to the Long Island town and its telephone area code.

    According to Jones’ family, which moved from Hempstead to the Atlanta suburb, the school thought the shirt referred to marijuana. Jones wasn’t allowed to return to class until he persuaded school officials to search the Internet for the town name.

    I love the “weeded out” pun.

    BTW, I would never have made that mistake; Hempstead was just down the road from my old hometown of Massapequa. (Hat tip: Diane)

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