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Athletes, entertainers rush to support

bullied Tennessee boy

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman’s video of her son recounting being bullied at middle school has prompted a wave of support from athletes and entertainers.

Kimberly Jones said in a Facebook post Friday she had just picked up her son, Keaton, from school because he was too afraid to go to lunch.

In the video, Keaton said other students call him ugly, make fun of his nose and tell him he has no friends. The video had 17 million views as of Sunday.

On Twitter, Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker invited the Jones family to an upcoming game, while University of Tennessee wide receiver Tyler Byrd said he and several teammates plan to visit Keaton at school.

Country music star Kelsea Ballerini and retired race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. also wrote messages of support on Twitter.

Idaho man upset with court tries

to crash into courthouse

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say an Idaho man tried to crash a car into a courthouse in downtown Boise because he was upset with the court system.

The Ada County Sheriff’s office says 37-year-old Jonathan Joseph Locksmith drove toward the courthouse in the state’s capital city Sunday morning.

According to authorities, Locksmith apparently made it onto the courthouse plaza in the car, spinning it around in a “doughnut” before landing the vehicle in a fountain.

There were no injuries reported.

Locksmith has been arrested on a misdemeanor reckless driving charge and is now in jail.

It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

The sheriff’s office says Locksmith told a passer-by that he was upset with the court system and wanted to be arrested to go back to jail.

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