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Child Faints During Bill de Blasio’s Announcement Of New Schools Chancellor

De Blasio Announcement: Child Faints

A child fainted Monday as Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced his pick for schools chancellor. (Credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A child passed out Monday morning while Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio was announcing his pick for city schools chancellor.

When the child fainted, de Blasio quickly turned around and told the rest of the students to sit down.

The group pf children behind the mayor and newly-appointed schools Chancellor Carmen Farina were in their feet for more than an hour as they waited before the announcement and heard speeches by both de Blasio and Farina.

The name and age of the child were not immediately available. There was no word on what caused the child to faint.

In announcing Farina as chancellor, de Blasio said the former schoolteacher, principal and longtime advocate of early childhood education will bring a wealth of insider’s experience and fresh ideas to the job.

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