Video of Topsail students on basketball court featured on Good Morning America

Topsail students play basketball with classmate in wheelchair (Source: Topsail Elementary School)

HAMPSTEAD, N.C. (WECT) - A special moment between students at Topsail Elementary School was captured on video by a teacher this week.

Third-grade student Francis Veras-Espinal is in Topsail Elementary’s adaptive Exceptional Children’s program and has the same recess time as the school’s fifth graders.

Several fifth graders were playing basketball and added Veras-Espinal, who is in a wheelchair, to the game.

In the video, Veras-Espinal can be seen delivering a perfect bounce pass to a classmate, who dunks the ball. The students then be be seen celebrating around Veras-Espinal.

According to a post from Pender County Schools, the story was featured on Good Morning America Saturday. The clip even features interviews with the parents of the kids pictured in the original video.

“We couldn’t be prouder of our students and the example they are setting for the world,” the school district wrote in the Facebook post.

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