I wasn't so sure — I'd dealt with that school before — so I looked it up on the Internet. Turns out that it wasn't correct, so I gave him the right name. I hope he used it.
My point? Editors sometimes make the mistake of accepting incorrect information as gospel; I've done it; we all have. We all assume we're being fed perfect info.
Check the facts ... or suffer the consequences.
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