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Spider-Man Encourages Students At River City Middle School

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POST FALLS, Idaho -

The next big blockbuster movie hits theaters this weekend; “The Avengers: Infinity War” is sure to bring out the superhero in all of us.

But for one class at a Post Falls middle school, that dream became a reality.

Inside Trina Tinder’s life skills class at River City Middle School is a remarkable set of students, but they had no clue they would meet Spider-Man.

13-year old Park Williams loves superheroes.

He has Down Syndrome; it doesn’t hold him back.

“He's virtually met all of our patrolmen out on his adventures,” Kristi Alexander, Park’s mom said.

Alexander works as an animal safety officer with the Post Falls Police Department.

She says Park was going through a rough patch transitioning to his new school.

She credits Ms. Tinder in smoothing out the transition as well as she could.

“She’s gotten him to read, she’s done everything she can for him,” Alexander said, “his year around Christmas he kind of shut down and he didn't want to go to school anymore, wasn't interested in reading and she was working day and night trying to figure something out that would work for him."

With great power comes great responsibility.

Ms. Tinder called on the super-hero to help.

Her class would write him letters and he would respond with videos of him going about his daily routine.

But Park would become best buddies with Spider-Man; hugging him, showing him off to his friends in class, and reading to him.

Which is monumental for Park.

“He's never read for anybody else (other than his mom and her) before and this superhero came in and he made it real and Park did it,” Tinder said.

“It’s pretty amazing that somebody would go that far to do that for my son,” Alexander said.

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