Barack Obama Makes Surprise Visit to DC High School ‘to Welcome Back Students’

(ABC News) – Barack Obama Makes Surprise Visit to DC High School: For one group of high school students in Washington, D.C., the first week of classes ended on a high note.  Former President Barack Obama made a surprise visit Friday to McKinley Technology High School, strolling ever-so-casually into a classroom to the disbelief of students.

“Hey, how’s it going everybody?” Obama, 56, said to the stunned students, who were seated in a circle with D.C. public schools chancellor Antwan Wilson. “The chancellor told me you guys were meeting, so I thought I’d stop by. How’s everybody doing? Is that my seat? You don’t mind me crashing, right?”

Obama senior adviser Eric Schultz tweeted a photo of the visit, as did Obama.

The 44th president’s visit was also documented in a video posted to his Instagram account.

“These young people that I met at McKinley Tech today are the reason I’m hopeful about the future,” Obama captioned the video. “To all the young people headed back to school around the country: Make us proud. You’re the next generation of leaders, and we need you.”

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