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Alleged threat from former deputy prompts lockdown at Dunedin High

DUNEDIN

Former deputy accused of causing scare

Authorities briefly locked down Dunedin High School on Tuesday after a school employee received a threat from a former Pinellas County sheriff's deputy, authorities say. According to authorities, David Holmberg, 53, threatened to go to the school and shoot two employees. The school at 1651 Pinehurst Road was locked down for less than an hour as authorities investigated. They found Holmberg at his house, the address of which was not released. Holmberg was taken into protective custody and sent to a hospital for evaluation, the Sheriff's Office said. Holmberg never came near the school after making the threat, authorities said. He was a sheriff's deputy from August 1981 to July 2007. Tuesday, he was not charged with a crime.

CLEARWATER

Forum tonight will tout preservation

The city will host a forum this evening on the benefits of historic preservation for homes and commercial buildings. The forum will present case studies that showcase districts that were successfully revitalized through historic preservation, and what is required to rehabilitate and maintain historic structures. It starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 S. Osceola Ave. For more information, call 562-4547.

TARPON SPRINGS

Police, firefighters collect toys, food

The Tarpon Springs Cops & Kids program is collecting new, unwrapped toys for all ages for its annual Christmas toy drive. And the city fire department is seeking donations of food and grocery store gift certificates for holiday food baskets for needy families. Donations for both can be made through Dec. 20 at the city's public safety facility at 444 S Huey Ave., or by calling (727) 938-2840 (police department) or (727) 938-3737 (fire department). Food basket donations can also be dropped off at Station 70, 1025 Gulf Road or at City Hall, 324 E. Tarpon Ave.

SAFETY HARBOR

Santa will visit Holiday Parade

Santa Claus will make his first appearance at the city's annual Holiday Parade at 1 p.m. Dec. 20 on Main Street. There will also be lots of floats, antique cars and Shriners drivers. The grand marshal will be William Blackshear, the first African-American man to be elected to the City Commission.

Pinellas deaths

Black, Angela

Connor, Paul J.

Costine, Robert Niles

Cottrell, Elizabeth J. Stead

Davis, Joseph E.

Green, Pauline

Herndon, Kenneh James

Holmes-Anderson, Mildred

Kaminis, Dr. Clinton Newman

Kasmarcik-Novak, Jayden Michael

Kelsesky, Robert S. Sr. "Bob"

Kent, John K.

Michaud, Carl M.

Murphy, Paul

Navakas, Juozas

Nitak, Pearl

O'Bryan, Eileen M.

Rizzo, Gerald Michael

Staubus, Eugene F.

Stevens, Lloyd C.

Wilson, Mary G.

Alleged threat from former deputy prompts lockdown at Dunedin High 12/08/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 9, 2008 8:12pm]
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