TDSB director Chris Spence steps down amid plagiarism scandal

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Passages from a Chris Spence column in the Toronto Star on Dec. 17, in the wake of the Newtown school shooting, appear to have originated elsewhere.

Spence
In a culture increasingly inured to senseless violence, the terrible massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is nonetheless horrible and disturbing beyond our imagination.”

Neil Hokanson, letter to U-T San Diego, Dec. 15

In a culture increasingly inured to senseless violence, the terrible massacre at Sandy Hook school is nonetheless horrible and disturbing beyond our jaded imagination.

Spence
It shakes us all to the core. We feel unsafe and the urge to protect and shield our own children has never been as fierce. I had the immediate desire to drop everything and pick up my kids from school, get back to the safety of our home, hug them and never let go.

Melissa…

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