By Anica Padilla

THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) — Students finishing fifth grade at Silver Creek Elementary in Thornton had a special escort as they took off of for the next chapter of their lives.

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“Here is our bagpiping machine, Officer Quintana of [Thornton Police] leading our 5th grade Eagle Flight! Thank you Officer Q for always helping our Eagles fly off to middle school.”

Principal Oliver said the 5th grade Eagle Flight is one of his favorite celebrations of the year.

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“It was my honor to march out w/ our 5th grade friends as they were celebrated by our student body, staff and families,” he tweeted.

Anica Padilla