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School Librarian Helps Grounded Student Prove Her Innocence Using Google Docs

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Whenever you think of school librarians, you generally don't think of someone who's necessarily an ally. They're always telling you to be quiet, or rolling their eyes at your book selections, or stopping you from shooting dice in the old encyclopedia section.

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But at the end of the day it's important to remember that librarians are people and even if they don't seem to have the most exciting jobs on paper, that doesn't mean they aren't capable of some pretty awesome things.

Like Jennifer Lacopelli, a self-proclaimed "Badass Librarian" and writer who used her deductive reasoning and quick-thinking to un-ground a young girl and get her phone back.

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She relayed the triumphant tale on Twitter. Note: If you don't feel like reading through all the tweets below, look for our summary at the bottom. 

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That's how librarians roll. Twitter was impressed to say the least. 

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So, a quick summary of the above tweets:

  • 12-year-old student gets grounded (and has her phone taken away) after her mom sees inappropriate language written on her English paper. 
  • Student insists her document was hacked.
  • School librarian sees that the inappropriate changes were made at 2:16 p.m.
  • Girl insists she was on the bus at that time; library security footage backs up her statement.
  • Three boys are seen on the footage messing around with her document. They're given in-school suspensions.
  • Student is no longer grounded and she gets her phone back.
  • School librarian proves that not all heroes wear capes.
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