4th-grader apologizes to governor for horrible crime of stealing a pen and a hazelnut

Tech 19-5-2017 Mashable 20

Sometimes the guilt of a crime is just too much to bear, and the perpetrator has to come clean or risk bearing the weight of his transgression for a lifetime. 

For an Oregon fourth-grader, that crime was theft. The theft of a pen. Oh, and also a single hazelnut, from an undisclosed mixed nut bowl perhaps. 

Oregon governor Kate Brown received a letter from Samuel, a fourth-grader who had recently visited the Capitol building, apologizing for a theft that had somehow gone unnoticed.

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Samuel explained what he did and apologized, writing "these things were not mine and it was wrong for me to take them I'm very sorry." Read more...

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