The Lead Investigator from the Watergate Scandal Visits North Marion High School
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on December 07, 2012 @ 9:31PM
Created on December 07, 2012 @ 6:48PM
Friday North Marion High School had a special guest, the lead investigator from the Watergate Scandal. Students and staff took time to honor him for his heroic work.
Students eagerly listened to Paul W. Leeper's stories. It's been 40 years since the scandal but that hasn't dulled his memory. He taught them what happened and his role in it. But for the most part he focused on the five arrests at the Watergate Hotel in DC that sparked the whole thing. During a break, county officials stepped in to recognize him and made Friday Paul W. Leeper Day.
"I'm the arresting officer in the Watergate. You can't get much closer than that. I'm a part of history. I can come here and be welcome here and talk to some young people who weren't even born when this happened. To me, it's a great honor," said Paul W. Leeper.
Leeper said he couldn't have done any of this without his team.
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