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"I've had three sets of twins, four sets of twins, maybe five at the most at the other schools I've worked at but never, never anywhere close to this," said Steve Robbins, principal.
Smith County High has 12. There are six sets in the freshman class alone.
The CDC says in the late 90s when those freshmen were born, just more than 2% of all newborns were twins, but in the Owls' freshman class of only 150 students the rate is about 8%.
"Those research specialists would have to come out here and do some sort of study," Robbins said. "I can't explain it but I do know that it makes the day pretty neat and unique when you see so many of them walking the halls."
Identical twins Tierra and Tiamera Sadler share a unique bond.
"Even when we get sick we can feel the other one's sick," Tierra said.
Seniors Taylor and Zac Carter are the third generation of twins in their family.
"My dad's mom's a twin, my dad's a twin and we're twins," Zac said.
They say no matter how many twins are around in the hallways of Smith County High, they can always count on each other.
"You always know he's got your back," Zac said. "No matter what, the other one will be there for you," Taylor said.
The CDC says twin birth rates have skyrocketed in recent years. Today, one in 30 infants born is a twin.
Tuesday, March 19 2013, 10:28 PM CDT
Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
June 18, 2013 13:02 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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