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Facebook response lands Prom date


June 5, 2019

Haley Barron says she wasn’t desperate for a date when she announced on Facebook that she was looking for someone to go to the Sweet Home High School Prom with in early May.

Actually, she said, she had one particular individual in mind: Zachery Johnson.

Barron, a senior, has been a teacher’s assistant in Life Skills classes since she was a sophomore and she had developed a friendship with Johnson, a junior who has autism.

“I have a boyfriend, but I wanted to do something good for someone in the school who didn’t have good things happen to them,” Barron said, noting that she fee...

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