At a town hall meeting in Garfield this week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie provided some light humor for the crowd.
Eleven-year-old Peter Schwartz skipped school to come hear the governor speak. When given the opportunity to speak to Christie from the crowd, the boy needed a favor from the governor.
"I kind of need a note for school," Schwartz said to Christie.
Christie happily obliged and wrote a note for the boy to bring to his teacher stating: "Please excuse Peter from school today, he was with me."
Prior to Schwartz asking for a note, he asked a very serious question about what to do if a student is being bullied by someone in authority. Christie told the boy to talk to his parents and together, the family should go see the authority's boss. Christie then said if that didn't work, the authority should expect to hear from Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf.