Video by Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter ©2015
Engineers from Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control hosted a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math action day event for the 5th graders at Ellen Ochoa STEM Academy at Ben Milam Elementary school.
Friday morning in front of Fire Station Number 1, Tammy Fite, President of Hearts and Hoses, received an $8,350 check from The Nicklas Foundation that was raised at the charity golf tournament the two organizations partnered to hold.
Hearts and Hoses was organized after a family lost everything Christmas Day, 2012. Fite said since then the organization has assisted 20 fire victim families with cash, clothing and housing.
Rodney DeBaun, a life-long Grand Prairie resident, founded The Nicklas Foundation to help families with housing and financial needs as they wait for organ transplants. A heart from David Nicklas twenty-two years saved DeBaun’s life.
An overnight post on a popular social media forum put the Grand Prairie ISD on alert Friday morning.
The post that showed a cartoon character with a gun, warned students not to attend school Friday.
Grand Prairie ISD Public Information Officer Sam Buchmeyer said the district quickly identified the writer as a student placed in the Disciplinary Alternative Education Program.