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Walter Reed Gave No Permission to McCain

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Now that Water Reed Middle School in North Hollywood unexpectedly and mistakenly has become part of the debate about John McCain (read the background on this story here), principal Donna Tobin posts a statement on the school's blog:

It has been brought to the school’s attention that a picture of the front of our school, Walter Reed Middle School, was used as a backdrop at the Republican National Convention. Permission to use the front of our school for the Republican National Convention was not given by our school nor is the use of our school’s picture an endorsement of any political party or view.

Added bonus: we just think it's smart for a school to use blogging technology to easily communicate with the public without having to go through the bureaucracy of LAUSD's technology staff.

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