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Olivia Nutter's First Day of School

It took two SUVs, three police officers and one mayoral dad to drop Olivia Nutter off at school this morning. Mayor Nutter and his security entourage (there could have been more, but we saw two cars and three cops) dropped off the 13-year-old first daughter at the Masterman School today where she began the 8th Grade. Upon arrival, Olivia ignored the TV cameras waiting outside the school's side entrance on 17th Street near Spring Garden and hurried inside with the rest of her backpack-lugging classmates. "Goodbye, I love you," she said quickly to Mayor Nutter on the sidewalk, kissing him on the cheek. He called after her: "be good." Nutter, who regularly drops Olivia off at school, joked that he had been warned to keep his distance. "She insisted that I not go into school with her. That was about 15 minutes of negotiation."

Olivia Nutter's First Day of School

It took two SUVs, three police officers and one mayoral dad to drop Olivia Nutter off at school this morning.

Mayor Nutter and his security entourage (there could have been more, but we saw two cars and three cops) dropped off the 13-year-old first daughter at the Masterman School today where she began the 8th Grade. Upon arrival, Olivia ignored the TV cameras waiting outside the school's side entrance on 17th Street near Spring Garden and hurried inside with the rest of her backpack-lugging classmates.

"Goodbye, I love you," she said quickly to Mayor Nutter on the sidewalk, kissing him on the cheek. He called after her: "be good."

Nutter, who regularly drops Olivia off at school, joked that he had been warned to keep his distance. "She insisted that I not go into school with her. That was about 15 minutes of negotiation."

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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Sean Collins Walsh is from Bucks County and went to Northwestern University. He joined the Daily News copy desk in 2012 and now covers the Nutter administration. Before that, he interned at papers including The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News and The Seattle Times. E-mail tips to walshSE@phillynews.com
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