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"Don't Stand So Close to Me" (Music)

In a fitting presentation of the old Police classic, Carrie's classmates mockingly serenade her after she publicly alleges an affair between her and popular teacher Chuck Rooks. "Don't Stand So Close to Me," a No. 1 hit for the band in 1980, deals with a school teacher torn between temptation and taboo. It was written by singer Sting, who used to be a teacher before taking on his nom de plum and a far more illustrous career — much like Veronica Mars showrunner Rob Thomas, who has a certain track record of recycling this particular plot in his creations.

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