The Perils of AutoComplete

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Lizzy-frisinger Elizabeth (Lizzy) Frisinger, age 18, pictured on the right, lost her virginity during a school trip. 

She texted her friend, Darcy, about it, saying how "Gr8" it was. 

Well, she meant to txt Darcy.  In truth, she txted "Dad" by mistake (since "Darcy" and "Dad" are beside each other in the her "contacts")

Dad was not amused.


True story.  Maybe.


Speaking of school trips:

The Oakland County medical examiner's office in Michigan is canceling public school tours after a high school group from Waterford watched the autopsy of a 14-year-old girl from the same district, the Detroit News reports today

The newspaper says the office took the decision after the parents of the Waterford teenager became very upset after hearing about the tour from a student who had attended. None of the students knew the girl, who had committed suicide, but one did know the girl's brother, according to a parent whose child was not on the tour, the newspaper reports.

Mike Zehnder, the county's director of public services, tells the News that the tours were very popular, especially with science teachers, but acknowledges it was "a poor decision" to let the tour go on given the circumstances.

A "poor decision"?  You think?