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91-year-old student returns to the 5th grade

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(KGET)  They say it's never too late to go back to school, and while thousands of children are ringing in a new school year, so is a 91-year-old Bakersfield, California man.

Roberto Martinez never went to school when he was young because his father died when he was eight and he had to start working.

Now at 91, he's starting the fifth grade.

The great-grandfather of five started kindergarten at Bakersfield Adult School ten years ago to keep himself busy after his wife passed away.

His health has forced Martinez to miss a few days, but aside from that, he has near perfect attendance.

Right now, he's studying English as a second language.

"I feel good to be in the school and with these people in the school we talk in English most of the time," Martinez says.

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