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Bradenton teacher known for biking to school with message in the back retires after 33 years

Posted at 9:07 PM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 00:01:54-04

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Manatee County teacher who rode his bike to school every day is retiring after teaching students for 33 years.

David Leppek taught art at Martha B. King Middle School in Bradenton. He shared photos with us on his last day of teaching this week.

Leppek was known for riding his bike to school with a different message attached to the back of his bike. The messages would change about each month.

His most recent message: "Schools out forever!"

As he looks forward to retirement, Leppek plans to play more golf and doing some tutoring.