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Seattle school district officials did not warn Garfield High School that a student — now suspended for inappropriately touching two female classmates in their hotel room on a choir trip to New Orleans — had been expelled from a private school for similar misconduct in the past.

But a report the district released Monday also laid some blame for the groping incident with Garfield's choir teacher, saying her disregard for district policy preventing male and female students from entering each others' hotel rooms created "much greater opportunity" for something to go wrong on the trip last March.

Many Garfield choir students and parents have rallied to the defense of the veteran teacher, Carol Burton, who is now on administrative leave as Seattle Public Schools officials review her handling of the trip.

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Did you know that in just about every sacred text there is a reference to the environment? From the Bible to the Koran, to ancient Buddhist writings, there are passages that talk about how people have either been destroying the Earth or how we need to do a better job taking care of it.

A new coral work performed by Seattle First Baptist and Plymouth Church focuses entirely on the environment. It's called A Song For Our Planet.