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Teacher's Assistant Honored As Good Samaritan

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FAYETTEVILLE — A Fayetteville teacher's assistant is being honored as a good samaritan.

In a surprise assembly Wednesday at Pauline Jones Elementary School,Dianne King wasapplauded for a good deed. Back in April, King drove up on a one caraccident involving the son of a soldier.

After calling 911, she called the teenager's family, then went to pickhis mother up and take her to the hospital.

Lieutenant General Dan McNeill presented her with aCertification of Appreciation for being the type of neighbor everyonehopes to have.

"We have great relationships with surrounding communities, but this was anextraordinary deed and we thought we should recognize it," McNeill says.

"It was just the thing to do. I didn't think about it twice," King says.

King is also a parent facilitator at Pauline Jones Elementary. Herprincipal says what King did to help a parent comes naturally to her.


Melissa Buscher, Reporter
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