KNOXVILLE, TN–Doug Durbin, an overweight, unpopular seventh-grader at Lakeview Middle School, was mercilessly mocked Tuesday by faculty members in the teachers' lounge. "None of the kids want to sit near Doug Durbin in class because he sweats so bad and has pit stains on all his shirts," math teacher Ron Grady told a group of his colleagues. "Isn't that so disgusting?" Added science teacher Andrew Klass: "I feel so bad for Coach [Bernie] Nichols.
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