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Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit at a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids and seriously injuring two women.More >>
Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit to raise money for their church, killing three siblings and critically injuring their mother and the...More >>
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The Doppler 12 Storm Vision team and StormTracker 12 will be on hand Saturday at the Walmart on Chantilly Parkway for a severe weather preparedness event. WSFA is teaming up with Montgomery EmergencyMore >>
The Doppler 12 Storm Vision team is teaming up with several groups for a severe weather preparedness event at the Walmart on Chantilly Parkway Saturday. More >>
Saturday, July 26 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-07-26 12:43:51 GMT
A 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire has begun to allow civilians in Gaza to receive aid and evacuate to safer areas.More >>
Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday to find large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage blocked roads and...More >>
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The State Department has shuttered the U.S. embassy in Libya and evacuated American staffers there as the security situation in the capital Tripoli deteriorates amid worsening clashes between rival militias.More >>
The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified...More >>
Saturday, July 26 2014 7:46 AM EDT2014-07-26 11:46:07 GMT
Iraqi police officers say gunmen traveling in 10 black SUVs have seized the head of the Baghdad Provincial Council.More >>
Gunmen traveling in 10 black SUVs seized a senior Sunni politician who had previously been jailed on terrorism charges from his home in Baghdad, police officers said Saturday.More >>
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI (WNEM) -
Mount Pleasant High School athletic director Jim Conway is in shock. He's still trying to figure out why a 21-year-old would lie his way back to high school and play football. That's exactly what happened to his Oiler team this season.
"Anytime you're duped or lied to, if you will, there's some frustration that comes with that. When it comes to something like this - an integrity issue - that becomes difficult to swallow," Conway said.
James Nash, 21, used false documents to attend the school under the alias Javier Jones. He played five games for the football team. After the school received a tip from a concerned parent, Nash's true identity was discovered. He was immediately removed from the district. Now two Oiler victories may be forfeited.
"He just fit in with all the other high school kids, with the 16-, 17-, and 18-year-old kids that belonged there. There were really no red flags," Conway said.
We took our tough questions to school superintendent Michael Pung wanting to know how this man slipped through the cracks and played for their football team.
"Well I think we're kind of the victim of the circumstances. We had all of the documentation on file that we would ask for if any student were to come to our district and enroll. We had a birth certificate, we had a transcript, and we had residency information all filed with us, and it was an excellent job of forging," Pung said
Meanwhile, Conway says his student-athletes are angry their hard work may be tarnished by one individual.
"They're as frustrated or if not more frustrated than the adults in this situation, which was good to see. I think that the kids have learned a valuable lesson. They're asking the questions 'why' and 'how' - just as we are as adults," Conway said.
The school is working with a liaison officer, who is turning over all information to the Isabella County prosecutor.
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