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Fidget spinners are gadgets that help kids focus

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FLINT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJRT) -- A popular gadget has many kids and teens scrambling to get their hands on one.

It's called a fidget spinner and it's used to help children concentrate better in school, or just for plain fun.

The gadgets are becoming so popular, that many families can't find them in stores.

"To calm me down a little bit and help me pay attention in class," said Gabe Samples, who was on the hunt for a fidget spinner, but with no luck.

Fidget spinners are available online, ranging in price from $5 all the way to $500.

Gabe's uncle, Brian Jean, said the fidget spinner is more than just a toy. He said it's a tool for the classroom.

"A lot of kids are really nervous in school. I think this fidgeter thing is going to really calm them down and make them pay attention more in school, and they're going to get along in high school and college and get a good job," said Jean.

Read the original version of this article at abc12.com.