Farris Hassan's Most Excellent Adventure
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High School Junior Farris Hassan, 16, returned home safely to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, from his most excellent adventure to see Iraq up close and personal.
The 16-year-old told reporters and his family that he skipped out of school in December in order to get a "first-hand" report on the elections in Iraq for an article for his journalism class. "I thought I'd go the extra mile for that, or rather, a few thousand miles," he said in an interview.
The newest American celebrity arrived at Miami International Airport last night to a mass of journalists and photographers. His 23-year-old brother, Hayder Hassan, told reporters, "I'm furious with him. He knows the ass whuppin' he's going to get."
Farris Hassan's Day Off all began when he got the idea to try some news reporting as suggested by his journalism teacher. So, on December 11th, Farris took off and bought a $900 plane ticket to Kuwait by way of Lebanon. I don't think that's what the teacher had in mind.
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