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School Resource Officer Helps Provide Gift of Music to Kids

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December 24, 2016 02:46 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Thanks to the work of a school police officer, students in a Twin Cities middle school received the gift of music this Christmas.

The Star Tribune reports that Ann Bakken's Nicollet Middle School class in Burnsville didn't have enough instruments to go around when her junior high school made the transition to a middle school this year.

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That's when school resource officer Beverly Price stepped in. Price, who played band as a child, reached out to the Manilow Music Project, which immediately offered $35,000 worth of instruments.

Earlier this month, during an eighth grade concert series, Price told Bakken she wanted to give a presentation on cellphone thefts to parents and students. That's when Price surprised the group with six clarinets, four trumpets, three French horns and two flutes.

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