Saturday, June 23, 2018

Pinellas sends 12 counselors, social workers to Broward County

Pinellas is one of 15 school districts in Florida that have sent a contingent of student services workers to assist Broward County as they try to get back to normal weeks after the deadliest school shooting in the state's history.

A dozen psychologists, counselors and social workers will take turns over the next three weeks assisting the Broward County school district. They met with Broward officials Tuesday to learn about how and who they can help.

Pinellas' crew joins a total of 70 student services personnel from across the state who came to Broward to assist.

The morning after a gunman killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, Pinellas County school superintendent Mike Grego offered support to Broward County superintendent Robert Runcie.

Pinellas is now making good on its promise. Help from Pinellas County arrived in Broward on Monday.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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