Bieber stages concert at low-income Vegas school

December 16, 2011 - 10:00 PM
Justin Bieber Vegas School

In this May 10, 2011 photo, Canadian pop star Justin Bieber performs during his "My World Tour" concert in Manila, Philippines. Bieber is performing a private concert for an east Las Vegas elementary school that's gained publicity for services it provides for low-income families. Bieber's concert is set for Friday morning, Dec. 16, 2011, at Whitney Elementary School and comes after the singer pledged to donate $100,000 to the school. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One girl says she "almost exploded" with excitement when Justin Bieber performed a concert at her school, and another vows she'll never wash her hand after he touched it.

The 17-year-old teen pop sensation's private concert Friday at low-income Whitney Elementary School was filmed for an episode of "The Ellen Degeneres Show" and came after Bieber promised students a $100,000 donation.

The school has gained publicity for services it offers needy families. It appeared in a September episode of "Ellen" that highlighted how the school provides a food pantry, clothes closet, free haircuts and literacy training for students' families.

In addition to the cash, Principal Sherrie Gahn says a truckload of Christmas presents valued at $100,000 from Bieber was distributed among the school's 650 students Friday.