Hernandez joins Sunnyside school board

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A young Tucson man who gained national attention after the Safeway shootings is now part of the Sunnyside District school board.

Daniel Hernandez was sworn in tonight after being elected to the board last month.

It was just 4 years ago that he graduated from the Sunnyside District.

"I'm really honored to be able to come back and serve on the board and hopefully give the kids here some of the same opportunities that I had," said Hernandez.

Hernandez was with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords right after she was shot in the head.

He says this is another way to give back and serve his community.