Teacher deployed to Afghanistan
Students in Jeff Schroeder's first grade class learned a real life civics and geography lesson this year.
When the youngsters returned from Christmas break in January, they found out their beloved teacher would soon leave for an 18-month military deployment to Afghanistan.
Schroeder, a captain in the Minnesota Army National Guard, knew he'd be deployed overseas eventually.
He just didn't expect it to happen until later this year, however.