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State and Nation

June 21, 2013

Grant to help victims of Midland City bus killing

ATHENS — MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — The Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center in Dothan has been awarded a federal grant of nearly $142,000 to assist people affected by the Midland City school bus shooting.

The grant was announcement by the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs.

The office said the grant is the result of Jimmy Lee Dykes killing a bus driver and kidnapping a student on Jan. 29. The office said the victims include 35 children who lost their bus driver and 20 who witnessed the bus driver's death.

The Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center will provide trauma counseling and emotional and psychological services for the children impacted by the killing and kidnapping.

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