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Eleven sets of Lynbrook kindergarten twins doing great, principal says

A school record of 11 sets of twins

A school record of 11 sets of twins sit in a classroom at the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center Sept. 4, 2015. Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

The 11 sets of twins who just started school at the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center are adjusting well -- some of them coming off the school bus holding hands before they split up to go to their separate classrooms, Principal Ellen Postman says.

"They're having fun making new friends," Postman says. "When they do see each other in the halls, they do get excited and hug each other."

The number of twins this year -- one set of identical girls, one set of fraternal girls, one set of fraternal boys and eight sets of boy/girl twins -- sets a record for the school of 191 kindergartners. The previous record was seven sets, Postman says.

Twins are usually split up in kindergarten to help them build independence instead of relying on each other, Postman says.

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