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SOUTHLAKE ― A North Texas family got word Wednesday that their son is safe in Haiti.

Michael DeMatteo of Southlake is in Port-au-Prince with a group from Lynn University, a school in Florida. The group s mission is to build homes and feed the hungry.

DeMatteo's father told News 8 he received an e-mail from his son stating he was OK.

Seven out of 12 students on the trip have been accounted for.

E-mail: mdiaz@wfaa.com

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