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Continued: Woodbury's Crosswinds school now officially under Perpich Center's control

in classmate’s memory

Pierre LeQue was just 9 years old and fairly new to Red Rock Elementary in Woodbury when he died last September following a bicycle accident outside his Lake Elmo home.

“It was a time of sadness,” teacher Marge Lindberg said in a news release, “but also one of community building.”

His fourth-grade classmates set out to collect bike helmets in Pierre’s memory, and donated 25 of them to Woodbury police at the end of May. The helmets are to be given to needy children, the South Washington County School District news release said.

During the helmet presentation, the students shared their memories of Pierre with his mother and grandparents.

According to the State Patrol, Pierre rode out from his family’s driveway shortly after 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 2013, and collided with a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that was stopping along the shoulder of Hwy. 5 because of a “mechanical issue.”

A family friend said at the time that Pierre’s heart was donated to a 2-year-old and his liver to an 11-year-old.

Said the friend, “He had a big heart and he loved to help people.”

Anthony Lonetree

and Libor Jany

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