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Customs Investigates Use of Government Helicopter in Student's Stunt

Very elaborate way to invite student to a dance gets pilot reassigned


An over-the-top invitation to a high school dance that used a government helicopter as a prop has prompted a review by officials at U.S. Customs and Border Protection and led to the reassignment of an agency pilot.

It happened last week at Patriot High School in Nokesville in Prince William County. As part of an invitation to a fall dance, a student there arranged for a Customs pilot to fly over the school and drop a stuffed teddy bear onto the football field.