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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.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 5:35am]


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