Teacher apologizes for Hillary Clinton spelling in letter

The Daily Item

SUNBURY, Pa. – A Pennsylvania teacher has apologized for intentionally misspelling Hillary Clinton’s name to emphasize the word “liar” in a sixth-grade student’s letter.

Mary Reinard, 11, and her step-mother Shannon Reinard, hold up a letter Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 that Mary had hoped to send to Hillary Clinton. The Sunbury family called for a public apology on Tuesday from Shikellamy Middle School teacher Benjamin Attinger, who admits he intentionally misaddressed a letter their 11-year-old daughter had written to Hillary Clinton. (Robert Inglis/The Daily Item via AP)

Shannon Reinard tells The Daily Item her 11-year-old stepdaughter, Mary, asked Shikellamy Middle School teacher Benjamin Attinger for help writing the letter to the former presidential candidate. She wrote the letter and Attinger addressed it Hiliar Rodham Clinton.

Her stepmom noticed the misspelling and in a voicemail the teacher said it was “kind of a joke.”

The Reinard family met with the teacher and school officials on Tuesday.

Shannon Reinard says the teacher apologized to the student.