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Principal accused of copying Kutcher speech is suspended

A West Virginia principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in an tackle to his college’s graduating class has been suspended with out pay for 5 days.

The Information and Sentinel reviews that Parkersburg Excessive Faculty Principal Kenny DeMoss was suspended Tuesday at a Board of Schooling assembly. DeMoss apologized for closely basing his May tackle on Kutcher’s 2013 Nickelodeon Teen Alternative Awards speech. He has mentioned that he ought to’ve cited his sources however that the concepts have been his personal.

A Fb video highlighting the plagiarism spliced the speeches collectively. DeMoss mentioned the video excluded a disclaimer that a number of sources knowledgeable his speech. Kutcher tweeted Saturday that imitation is the sincerest type of flattery and cited Oscar Wilde for the quote. He then quipped that each “kids and faculty” ought to cite sources.

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Info from: Information and Sentinel (Parkersburg, W.Va.), http://www.newsandsentinel.com

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