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Police officer starts camp for girls with special needs


November 17, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — School resources Officer Angela Booker felt confused and hurt.

One of her favorite students, Athaleah "Leah" Kerchaval, a seventh grader with special needs, usually hugged Booker and called her "Auntie" or "Momma."

But one day, a few years back, Leah started giving Booker the cold shoulder at Nashville's Haynes Middle School, even ignoring the Metro Police officer when Booker asked the girl how she was doing.

Leah's mother solved the mystery.

Turns out Leah was upset that her sister was going to a police-run summer camp, but Leah was not. Her mom didn't think Leah...

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