When former first lady Michelle Obama walked into a District of Columbia high school classroom, the stunned students erupted in tears. One student even darted out of the classroom to regain her composure before she could sit next to her.
Obama, who still lives in Washington, made a surprise visit Tuesday to Ballou STAY High School to speak with 14 students for two hours. Upon arriving, she hugged each of them before taking her seat in the circle.
"Once she came in, it was an inspirational feeling," said Alliyah Williams, 18. "She was so sweet and warm. She was like a mom."
After visiting the public alternative high school in Southeast Washington,...