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Gwinnett school to graduate 12 sets of twins

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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -

It's a statistical phenomenon, and it's happened 12 times in one senior class. Gwinnett County's Brookwood High School is boasting 12 sets of twins graduating in 2012.

Walking the halls of Brookwood High, you'll likely see a lot of kids that look alike.  That's because the Brookwood High School seniors in the photo are all twins.

"You kind of wonder what was in the water back then," said softball coach Kent Doehrman.

"It's actually not as weird as people think it is. Like a lot of people are like, what does it feel like? I just have a sister. It's not like we're some sort of alien species or something," said Ashley Rivas-Triana.

Sarah and Kaitlin Killeen admit that while they look alike, small differences set them apart.

"We have the same sense of humor definitely. But she tends to be much more dominant unless I'm in a comfortable setting. I have a bit more self control," said Sarah Killeen.

Liza and Claire Barwick are one of the fraternal sets of twins, and they say they're different in every way.

"We're not really anything alike at all, so people don't really think that we're twins until we tell them," said Liza Barwick.

Graduation might bring some relief to some of the staff at the school. Kent Doehrman coaches identical twins Courtney and Caroline Erickson in softball.

"I'd just call Erikson! And they'd both turn so that wasn't good enough. So they said coach, we'll wear different colors, we'll wear different ribbons. Well I'm color blind so that didn't help," said Doehrman.

The twins say there are some advantages to having a twin like always having someone to talk to. But they say they hate people assuming they're just alike. They still don't see the big deal, but understand the fascination.

"I guess I could understand people who aren't twins are like, you have 12 sets? That's pretty remarkable. But since we're twins, we're like, nope, it's pretty mainstream over here," said Killen.

Because many of the twins grew up in the Gwinnett school system, the twins say they know each other. Many of the twins are going off to the same college after graduation.

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