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5/28/2014 7:21:00 AM
Principal and reading teacher 'hang out' on wall
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Mountain View Elementary reading teacher David Boone, left, and Principal JoAnne Bindell hang by duct tape after students and teachers secured them to the wall.
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Mountain View Elementary reading teacher David Boone, left, and Principal JoAnne Bindell hang by duct tape after students and teachers secured them to the wall.
Sue Tone

Students met their challenge to reach 40,000 points in the Scholastic Reading Counts program at Mountain View Elementary School, and the principal and reading teacher "stuck" by their agreement to be duct-taped to a wall on May 19.

Principal JoAnne Bindell and reading teacher David Boone took part in the event they dubbed "The Duct Tape Experience."

To earn this prestigious occasion, the students had to read and pass quizzes on 18,000 books during the school year.

Eight students selected for their high point totals and several staff members spent more than an hour applying the tape before they removed the supports under Bindell's and Boone's feet.

Students passed by to view the special "exhibit" accompanied by a theme park-inspired sound track and a "safety-briefing" by Australian-born teacher Mark Feeney.

"Welcome to The Duct Tape Experience, sponsored by the Mountain View PTO, bringing you the best in wildlife observation and education since May 2014," Feeney said. "For the safety of our guests, we ask that you keep your hands and feet inside the viewing area at all times, and please refrain from using flash photography. Although duct-taped humans are generally quite gentle, they may behave unpredictably if frightened or provoked. Finally, we ask that you do not feed the humans, since they require a special low-calorie diet to prevent them from peeling off the wall and becoming injured."

Despite this "special diet," gravity eventually took its toll, requiring staff members to insert unused rolls of tape under the feet to keep them in place as the final classes passed through.

Bindell and Boone have offered a variety of rewards through the years to encourage students to read, including dunk tanks, kissing farm animals, being slimed, and eating bugs.

"If it encourages the students to read, it's worth it," Boone said.

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