Rockport principal spends the night on roof after losing a challenge to students

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ROCKPORT, Ind. (WEHT)- Rockport Elementary School principal Rick Hunt spent Thursday night on the roof after students won a reading challenge.

“I’ve actually been very busy. We’ve had a lot of kids come out, a lot of families who live here in the neighborhood and others just driving in. Every time I look up another car is arriving, more kids piling out. For a while we had thirty or forty kids running around playing football. It was almost like a family picnic, so just a good time.”

Hunt tell us how he’s been dealing with the rain while he’s been outside.

“Yeah, your morning weather guy and I are going to have to have a chat. Nobody told me it was supposed to rain today, in fact everything I saw told me it was going to be clear skies, a little cold, really windy. I was able to deal until it started raining and I had to put things away. So my tent is currently loaded with all my stuff I had sitting out and planned to be out here for reading but everybody who has come by has been wonderful and I’ve kind of told a couple of stories, read some stories, we’ve just had a really good night.”

Hunt says his tent hasn’t been out in a year, “I”m not sure if it’s going to leak or not. I promised the students I would stay up here and if I get wet I’ll just dry off in the morning and make it work.”

Hunt will spend the remainder of his time reading and just enjoy his time camping.

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(This story was originally published on March 5, 2020)

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