Ohio U. student skips class to go see Indians play in World Series, professor’s cool with it

ATHENS, OH (WCMH) — At first the Ohio University professor demanded to know why Charles Turner had reported present for the start of the class, but wasn’t there at the conclusion.

“You are receiving this e-mail because, according to attendance tracker, you were in class yesterday (Oct. 25), but when I took attendance towards the end of class, your name was not among those present. Can you explain this or should I take it as deceit, for which I have zero tolerance?” the professor, Damian Nance asks Turner.

Turner responded to the email with his honest answer about going to see the Cleveland Indians play in the World Series. “I came and swiped and gave a kid next to my homework because my dad got us tickets for the World Series in Cleveland. I’m sorry I didn’t want to miss the attendance and I did the homework. I understand if you have repercussions.”

Turner also attached a photo of him and his brother at the game.

Professor Nance then replies in the best possible way for a student: “Charlie. That looks like an impeccable excuse. No repercussions. Go Tribe!”

Turner shared the email exchange on Twitter, with it being retweeted more than 2,000 times.

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