Birmingham elementary school principal takes a plunge

(CBS42)
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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1369093052&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4065008&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1369093052 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Parents and teachers often reward students for their achievements, and on Monday, one principal took the plunge to celebrate a job well done.

On Monday afternoon, Dr. Michael Wilson took a dip in the outdoor classroom pond at Glen Iris Elementary School in Birmingham.

Dr. Wilson made a bet with the students – if they read a lot of books, he said he would take a dip in the pond.

In all, the students read a 49,245 books.

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