INDIANA, Pa. (KDKA) – While most students are taking Presidents’ Day off, a 7-year-old girl was up and at ’em, leading a workout session with more than two dozen cadets in IUP’s Criminal Justice Training Academy.
Kaley Bastine, a second grader with a passion for helping law enforcement, was invited to be a police cadet for a day at IUP.READ MORE: Pa. Supreme Court Rules 'Comfort Dogs' May Be Allowed To Help Witnesses Testify At Trial
At 6:30 a,.m. Monday morning, she led cadets through, stretches, warm-ups and exercises.
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“She will definitely be a police officer,” her mom Jamie said.READ MORE: Male Victim In Critical Condition After Rescue Along Monongahela River Near 10th Street Bridge
“She has the passion already to keep going. I can definitely see that in her future. And she already said that she wants to come back here. This is where she’ll be going for the academy.”
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Kaley says her favorite part of the day was hula hooping and running.MORE NEWS: Wolf Administration Warns 99% Of All Wildfires Caused By People As Wildfire Season Begins In Pennsylvania
The second grader has raised thousands of dollars for local police departments.