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Only in America: Banished for a kiss

A 15-year-old girl is kicked out of sleep-away camp for an innocent kiss — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A 15-year-old Connecticut girl was kicked out of sleep-away camp for kissing a boy. A lawsuit filed by her parents says that after learning of the "innocent" kiss, the director of Camp Emerson in Massachusetts called the girl a "slut" and a "tramp," and expelled her and the boy from the camp. The lawsuit says many other campers have been caught kissing without getting kicked out.