Obama writes excuse note for schoolboy

275x250.jpg Teachers are often presented with dubious-looking notes to explain the absence of a pupil. But while some kids try to get away with writing their own excuse notes, young Tyler Sullivan got one from US President Barack Obama.

The 11-year-old pupil has skipped a day of school to see Obama visit Honeywell factory in Minnesota and managed to get a seat in the front row.

After hearing Obama's speech, Sullivan even got to shake the hand of the president, who asked him about skipping class to be there.

But rather than tell the lad off for missing school, Obama used his official presidential notepad to write a signed note to the teacher saying: "Mr Ackerman -- Please excuse Tyler... He was with me! Barack Obama."
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