Canyon Rim Academy principal spends night on school roof

Canyon Rim Academy principal spends night on school roof. (Photo: Morgan Saxton / KUTV)

(KUTV) — The principal at Canyon Rim Academy slept on the roof of his elementary school Monday night.

Principal Kent Fuller agreed to sleep under the stars for one night if the students could fill an entire jug with money to help refugees.

Students were challenged to bring in all their 'metals' (spare change) to "Be the Light" for refugees in the dark.

The school accomplished the goal by raising more than $1,300 during the course of the Olympics. The money will be donated to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The school held a pajama party in the courtyard on Monday night to celebrate. At the end, Principal Fuller climbed onto the roof where where he spent the winter night in a tent.

On Tuesday morning, students and the school mascot woke up their principal.

"I was warm but the wind kept rattling the tent," Principal Fuller said. "I didn't sleep that great, but it wasn't because of the temperature."

Principal Fuller rappelled down the side of the school before the first bell rang.

"The value in it is that kids can learn that they can make a difference," the principal told 2News after coming down from the roof. "It was really fun."

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