Monday, February 19, 2007

Teacher Confesses to Having Presidential Progenitor

Scott Roosevelt, a history teacher in Fremont, California, came out of the closet recently. He admitted that he is the great-grandson of a great president.

Even when he finally confessed to students this month his relationship to FDR — rumors had been circulating throughout the school since fall — Roosevelt seemed hesitant to divulge the information, as if he feared people's perception of him would change, students said.

Students Arun Bhatia and Fahad Khan called it "crazy" that their teacher is related to a former president and described Roosevelt as a celebrity at American High, but most students said their opinion of the instructor has not changed.

"We just think he's a regular guy. He's a teacher," student Eleanor Field said. [Link]

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