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Airport security mixup helps Utah principal land appearance by NFL player at school

03/07/2015 08:02 EST | Updated 05/07/2015 05:59 EDT
LEHI, Utah - An airport security mix-up helped a Utah principal land an appearance by an NFL player at her school.

Kyle Van Noy, a Detroit Lions linebacker and former Brigham Young University star, and Ilene Strong, principal at Traverse Mountain Elementary in Lehi, mistakenly picked up each other's laptops from security bins at Salt Lake City International Airport last week.

Provo's Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1DTMnDs ) that Van Noy was on his way to Miami when he opened the laptop to find Strong's email was open.

He contacted Strong's secretary, who informed the principal of the mix-up upon her arrival in Minnesota.

Van Noy, the 40th pick overall in last year's NFL draft, showed up at the Provo-area school on Thursday to switch laptops.

While there, the Reno, Nevada, native visited 35 classrooms to answer questions and posed with 1,000 students in photos.

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