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Shikellamy teacher apologizes for spelling 'Hiliar' Clinton in letter

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 31, 2018 10:59 AM
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Hillary Clinton at the Geisinger's National Healthcare Symposium in Danville, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Sunbury) -- A Northumberland County teacher has apologized for intentionally misspelling Hillary Clinton's name to emphasize the word "liar" in a sixth-grade student's letter.

Shannon Reinard says her 11-year-old stepdaughter, Mary, asked Shikellamy Middle School teacher Benjamin Attinger for help writing the letter to the former presidential candidate.

She wrote the letter and Attinger addressed it Hiliar Rodham Clinton.

Her stepmom noticed the misspelling and in a voicemail the teacher said it was "kind of a joke."

The Reinard family met with the teacher and school administrators in Sunbury yesterday.

Shannon Reinard says the teacher apologized to the student.

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