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Camelback High School Librarian Calls Students "Responsible" After Student Returns Book 51 Years Late

Camelback High School Librarian Calls Students "Responsible" After Student Returns Book 51 Years Late

Last week, the librarian at Camelback High School got an unexpected package in the mail -- two books that were checked out in 1959. Along with the books, a $1,000 money order for "late fees."

When she got the package, librarian Georgette Bordine thought "here we go again."

"About three years ago, we got a check from a former student who had stolen a book back in 1962," Bordine tells New Times. "He was doing some sort of 12-step program and he gave us a check for about $75 or $100 trying to 'right all his wrongs.' We didn't get that book back but it was a nice gesture."

This time, Bordine got the books back and late fees -- funny thing is, the library doesn't even charge late fees, and as far as Bordine -- who's been with the district since 1991-- knows, it never did.

Bordine says there was nothing to indicate who sent the books, but she has a pretty good idea of who the culprit is. However, she declined to tell us.

"That's just the kind of students we have here at Camelback High -- responsible," she says. "It may take 51 years, but they're responsible."

Um,  51 years to return a book is responsible?


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