School kids donate 3K to FOP fund

Students from the Philadelphia Academy Charter School made a $3,000 donation earlier today to the Fraternal Order of Police's Survivors Fund, said FOP vice president John McGrody. The money was raised by students who wanted to take part in a planned dress-down day at the school, located on Roosevelt Boulevard near Haldeman Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. McGrody said the fund, which helps to meet the needs of families of fallen Philadelphia police officers, has been stretched thin by the rash of cop murders during the past three years.