Wheeling police give prizewinning student ride to school

 
 
Updated 5/18/2017 7:26 PM
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  • Wheeling police officers Scott Laverd and Lukasz Czapla walk into Booth Tarkington Elementary School with second grade student Leonardo Perez, who won a ride to school with police in a bingo fundraiser.

    Wheeling police officers Scott Laverd and Lukasz Czapla walk into Booth Tarkington Elementary School with second grade student Leonardo Perez, who won a ride to school with police in a bingo fundraiser. Courtesy of Wheeling Police Department

Wheeling police officers chauffeured second grade student Leonardo Perez to school last week after he won a bingo contest at a Booth Tarkington Elementary School fundraiser.

School Resource Officer Lukasz Czapla and Officer Scott Laverd drove the 8-year-old to school in the police department's SUV.

While his older brother is in school to become a police officer, Leonardo has aspirations to be an artist, astronaut -- or police officer.

Officers spent time with the Perez family before driving Leonard to school last Friday.

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