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Author’s Daughter Accuses Teacher of ‘War Crimes’, Gets Ice Cream


What is the most subtle way to tell your teacher that her punishments are unfair? Well, cite the Geneva Conventions, of course. The Killing Season author Mason Cross’ daughter is going viral due to her witty answer to a test question.


When asked about what her teacher could do better, 11-year-old Ava responded with; “Not use collective punishment as it is not fair on many people who did nothing and under the 1949 Geneva Conventions it is a war crime.” We doubt her teacher ever anticipated being accused of committing a war time… 

The tweet has gotten over 400k likes and has been shared on Mashable, BBC, DailyMail, and Teen Vogue.


Image courtesy of Twitter. 


Cross sent out a follow-up tweet saying “I should clarify that she thinks her teacher is awesome – it’s just this aspect of the education justice system she has an issue with.”


How can you not award this kind of intellect? Cross initially asked on Twitter whether he should ground her or buy her some ice cream. Twitter responded and, in the end, Ava got a nice dessert. Mason tweeted this photo with the caption: “The people have spoken.” 


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