See photos: Tampa Bay kids wowed at Great American Teach-In events
The children of Bay Point Elementary were amazed at the sight of a huge Black Hawk helicopter sitting on their P.E. field Wednesday morning.
The aircraft and its crew were visiting as part of the Great American Teach-In. Hundreds of parents and volunteers across the Tampa Bay area went to schools to talk about their careers, which included everything from firefighters to politicians to scientists to document shredders.
But one of the coolest props was the Black Hawk, operated by the six-person "Phoenix Dustoff" Army MedEvac unit out of the St. Petersburg-Clearwater airport.
William Thornton visited Osceoa Middle School to talk about decisions and consequences. Thornton was a teen when he was sentenced to 30 years in prison for vehicular homicide.
- No more prison time for Thornton (April 2, 2009)
- Thornton quietly waits for justice (June 18, 2008)