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Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Principal resigns after suspending ‘Banana man’

Stafford County schools accepted the resignation of Colonial Forge Principal Karen Spillman on Tuesday night, days after Spillman suspended sophomore Bryan Thompson for running onto the field during halftime of a Sept. 16 football game wearing a banana suit.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  01:56 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Dressing autism in a banana suit does no one any favors

The coverage of “Banana Man” unnecessarily evoked autism for a stunt that any class clown could have pulled.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  11:23 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism spectrum disorders, banana man