Freed Minnesota man tells Woodbury High School students that knowledge is power
WOODBURY, Minn. -- While a student at Woodbury High School, Shezanne “Shez” Cassim was bright but considered himself somewhat of a slacker.
However, when the 29-year-old Woodbury resident found himself locked in a maximum security prison in the United Arab Emirates for nine months, he realized just how valuable learning and knowledge were.
“We smuggled in a math textbook,” he said. “I was so hungry for information that I wanted to do math.