Evansville Teacher Taped to Wall for Fundraiser Reward

Give a kid a goal, they'll reach for the stars. Give a kid something sticky, they'll look for their teacher.

An Evansville principal gets caught in an awkward situation Friday afternoon, stuck to a wall feet off the ground. What did she do to deserve such treatment? Well she asked for it.

Evansville's Lincoln school is taking tape to new heights. Principal Ronnetha Darrett asked her students to raise at least $300 for their pennies for patients drive. They more than doubled it with $670.

The money goes to Leukemia and Lymphoma research.

Eighth grader Vanessa Johnson couldn’t wait to stick a big piece of duct tape across Darrett’s body. “It was fun to duct tape the principal to the wall,” she laughs.

Believe it or not, Darrett says she’d do it again if it meant more money for a good cause. “I wanted the kids to have fun,” she says, “I wanted to celebrate them to show them how much we appreciate all the hard work they put in to help others.”

Kindergarten and 8th grade raised the most money, so they get the most tape.

Students say they don't want to join her, but they're glad she took tape for the team. “She's probably nervous, scared, hoping she doesn't fall,” says Johnson.

Give a kid a goal, they'll tape her to a wall. It makes her happy. And that's worth hanging around.

“It feels awesome,” Darrett says.


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