Florida education news: Clown threats, hurricane warnings, crossing guards and more
NOT FUNNY: A 12-year-old Pasco County middle school student is arrested and charged as an adult for making a creepy clown threat against his school. * Police also monitor clown threats against several Pinellas County schools. * A Seminole middle school goes on lockdown after a clown threat, WKMG reports.
STORMY WEATHER: Hurricane Matthew prompts Broward schools to close, the Miami Herald reports. * Palm Beach schools will close Thursday and Friday, CBS Miami reports. * Central Florida schools wait to make a decision, the Orlando Sentinel reports. * More from the Palm Beach Post.
CONSTRUCTION FUNDING: The Brevard County Commission approves a school impact fee increase on single family homes, Florida Today reports.
SCARY SPRINT: Some Orange County parents worry about a lack of crossing guards at their children's schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
TURNAROUNDS: The principal of a D-rated Escambia primary school builds a strong staff to focus on improving academics, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
SETTLEMENT: An architectural firm agrees to pay the Broward school district over $1 million to resolve a decade-long dispute over a school it designed, the Sun-Sentinel reports.