Students beat fundraising goal, duct tape teacher to wall

CREATED Apr 17, 2014

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MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee gym teacher lost a bet and now he's paying his debt.

David Weidenbach, a gym teacher at James Reilly Elementary School, challenged students to beat their $1,000 goal in the schools "Jump Rope for Heart" event.

Students raised more than $2,000. To celebrate, they got to duct tape Weidenbach to the wall.

"A lot of kids do know somebody that has had a heart attack or has heart disease in their family," Weidenbach said. "So I think that was another motivating factor in the families to raise money and awareness for the heart association."

"Jump Rope for Heart" started in Milwaukee Public Schools in 1978.