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West Virginia principal gets five-day suspension for plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher's 2013 Teen Choice Award speech


Added 06-12-19 11:13:02am EST - “A West Virginia principal was suspended without pay for five days after students accused him of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher during an address to graduating seniors last month.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “West Virginia principal gets five-day suspension for plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher’s 2013 Teen Choice Award speech”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A West Virginia principal was suspended without pay for five days after students accused him of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher during an address to graduating seniors last month.

Parkersburg High School Principal Kenny DeMoss apologized for his May remarks on Tuesday before the Wood County Board of Education, which voted 4-1 for his suspension, the News and Sentinel reported.

The decision comes in wake of a Facebook video shared by graduate Abby Smith, which features her principal’s graduation remarks spliced together with a speech Kutcher previously delivered at the Teen Choice Awards. She and her classmates noticed glaring similarities between the pair of addresses and created the now-viral clip to highlight DeMoss’ plagiarism.

Kutcher delivered his remarks after collecting the “Ultimate Achievement Award” in 2013, telling an audience of screaming adolescents that his success is comprised of three things: “The first thing is opportunity,” he said. “The second thing Is about being sexy, and the third is about living life.”

Echoing the “That 70s Show” star, DeMoss shared similar facets of success for the graduating class.

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