Local School Districts Help Lockney High School - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/14/09

Local School Districts Help Lockney High School

After a fire completely destroyed Lockney High School, some Lubbock area school districts are ready to help out.  "We're happy to help with an open heart, we've had some tragedy ourselves this year and other school districts helped us in that same way so it's very easy for us to give," said Lubbock Cooper High School Principal Angie Inklebarger. 

Lubbock Cooper is collecting donations and helping with some needed materials. "They were in need of some text books and the difference in size of Lockney and Lubbock Cooper, we had those books available and are happy to have them use those," said Inklebarger. 

Frenship High School is holding a couple of fundraisers this week and all the proceeds go to Lockney High School. "When something happens to one of the other schools that impact their ability to teach that kind of touches a cord in all of us because there by the grace of God go us," said Frenship High School Principal Kim Spicer. 

Texas Tech University is also happy to help out. They have teacher and student additions of the needed text books and will become a "mobile library" for the students.  "We are going to do is make arrangements to deliver the materials they need as well as go out and retrieve the materials they need to return that they borrowed, they are done with and they are ready to give back. That way we can make it easier for them to get the materials and return them back to the library," said Laura Heinz with Texas Tech Libraries. 

Lockney Principal Todd Hallmark told his students the response from the surrounding communities has been encouraging. "You just cannot believe how much help they have offered it's just been overwhelming and amazing how people have come together," said Hallmark. 

1/13/09
Two Teens in Custody for Lockney High Fire
Two teenage girls are behind bars accused of burning down their high school in Lockney. NewsChannel 11's Ann Wyatt Little has more from Lockney with the latest on the investigation.

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