Weird News Video #3 — Visionary

Episode #3: Visionary. From True’s 22 June 2008 issue.

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Visionary

Colleen Leduc, 38, of Barrie, Ont., Canada, had already picked up her 11-year-old autistic daughter, Victoria, from Terry Fox Elementary School, when the girl’s teacher called. “The teacher said you have to come back to school right away — it’s urgent,” Leduc said. She raced back to the school, where the teacher and principal were waiting. The teacher told Leduc that a special education aide had consulted a psychic, who said that a girl whose name started with “V” is being sexually abused. On that “evidence,” the principal said, the school had already filed a sexual abuse report with the Children’s Aid Society. Once the local CAS office realized the case was based on a psychic reading, they closed it. The Child Welfare League of Canada acknowledges that there is a “zero tolerance” policy in place regarding child abuse, but says “there is still room for common sense under zero tolerance.” Leduc said the school has not apologized for the outrageously false report. (National Post) I’m getting a vision — of a huge lawsuit against the school. Hey: this psychic stuff is easy!

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