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Bald eagle reunited with kids who saved its life

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A bald eagle will be reunited on Friday with the kids who saved its life.

In February a group of kids from Knox County School and their bus driver found a distressed bald eagle on the side of the road.

The eagle was transferred to the Raptor Center in Quincy. They found that the eagle was freezing and hadn't eaten in a while. His wing was badly injured and part of it had to be removed.

Karen Roush, Assistant Director of the Raptor Rehabilitation Center in Quincy, said the kids saved this eagle's life.

The kids named the eagle "Knox," in the spirit of their school's namesake.

Roush said they will be taking Knox the Eagle back to Knox County School Friday to reunite him with his heroes.

The students will receive a certificate of adoption, as well as pictures of Knox' recovery.

The students have been holding food drives to feed their eagle.

Roush said this bird means a lot to these kids and they will never forget him.
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