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3 Things You Need to Know Today: March 21, 2014


Happy Friday! Here’s a spin through some recent headlines to distract yourself with before happy hour.

Sleeping Security Guards at 1 World Trade Center Let Kid Sneak to the Top

The new 1 World Trade Center may be impressive, but security isn’t exactly tight. Perhaps this is a problem? Sixteen-year-old Justin Casquejo took it upon himself to slip through a hole in the surrounding fence, take the elevator up to the 88th floor, and then slip past a sleeping guard to climb the ladder up to the antenna. After spending two full hours taking photos, he was finally spotted by a construction worker and charged with misdemeanor trespassing. Great photos though.

Woman Told to Cover Up at Planet Fitness
Hardbodies, beware. Planet Fitness is a gym that prides itself on having a non-judgmental vibe–which means no muscles allowed? This woman says she was recently told to cover up at her local Planet Fitness because her body was “too intimidating.” One gym employee was quoted as saying “Excuse me, we’ve had some complaints you’re intimidating people with your toned body.” But… it’s a gym.

Sixth-Grade Girl Suspended For Taking Blade From Self-Harming Friend
A Virginia sixth grader was suspended for 10 days (and is being considered for expulsion) for taking a razor blade away from a classmate who was harming himself. Unfortunately, because she handled the blade when discarding it, Adrionna Harris became something of an accessory to possession of said weapon–a strict policy at her school. Asked if she would do it again, she said: “Even if I got in trouble, it didn’t matter because I was helping him… I would do it again even if I got suspended, yes.”


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