Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Sunlake High takes safety precautions

LAND O'LAKES

Runaway's note prompts school precautions

Two missing students, a phone call and a suspicious note drew a crush of Pasco sheriff's deputies to Sunlake High School on Friday afternoon. Two students, whose identities have not been released, had recently run away from home, said sheriff's spokesman Doug Tobin. Around noon, Tobin said, one of the student's family members called the school to report that the student left a note saying they had a parent's firearm. Tobin emphasized the note made "no specific threat to the school." Still, he said, there were more deputies at the school, 3023 Sunlake Blvd., and a "high-supervision release" at the end of the day. "Given the current events," he said, "we're taking extra precautions to ensure safety of students on campus." As of Friday afternoon, the two students had not been found.

COUNTYWIDE

Guardian ad Litem training is Tuesday

Volunteer training gets under way on Tuesday for Guardian ad Litem, a program that pairs a court-appointed volunteer with a child in foster care to ensure someone is speaking for the best interest of the child in abuse or neglect cases. Studies have shown that children who have a volunteer Guardian ad Litem will spend significantly less time in foster care compared to children without an advocate. There are more than 200 volunteer advocates in Pasco representing almost 500 children. However, there are an additional 400 children in Pasco waiting for a volunteer to speak up for them. The free training is provided to qualified individuals at Rasmussen College in New Port Richey. Anyone interested in volunteering may contact the Guardian ad Litem's community outreach coordinators, Richard Crist or Bufus Gammons, at (727) 834-3493, email Richard.Crist@gal.fl.gov or visit guardianadlitem6.org.

Elections chiefs offer scholarship

Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley is accepting applications for the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections Scholarship. Applications can be accessed at pascovotes.com and are due by March 18. The association will award one $1,200 scholarship statewide to a political science/public or business administration or journalism/mass communications major. Applicants must have finished two years of junior college or undergraduate work, be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in a senior college or university in Florida, have been a resident of Florida for two years, and demonstrate a financial need. Two letters of recommendation, one from a college or university last attended and one from a personal reference, should accompany the application. The applicant must be registered to vote. Corley will interview local applicants, then select one finalist from Pasco County for consideration for the statewide award.

Sunlake High takes safety precautions 01/11/13 [Last modified: Friday, January 11, 2013 8:37pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Forecast: Dry, muggy conditions for Tampa Bay before severe storms, possible tornadoes arrive ahead of cold front

    Weather

    Tampa Bay residents can expected a muggy, dry day Tuesday ahead of a cold front and a string of severe storms slated to arrive late Wednesday.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  2. Islamic State group claims responsibility for Manchester blast after Ariana Grande concert

    Public Safety

    MANCHESTER, England — The Islamic State group says one of its members planted bombs in the middle of crowds in Manchester, England, where 22 people died in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in the city.

    Emergency services work at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig in Manchester, England Monday, May 22, 2017. Several people have died following reports of an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police said. A representative said the singer was not injured.  [Peter Byrne | PA via AP]
  3. Five recipe ideas for cooking with sparkling wine

    Cooking

    With high school and college graduation season upon us, you might find yourself stocking up on sparkling wine (if you don't normally). Though the obvious choice is to drink it all, you may find yourself with leftovers after all the parties are over. These five recipe ideas will use up that grad-friendly bubbly so …

    Sparkling Wine Risotto takes risotto up a notch.
  4. Florida education news: Budgets, principals, vouchers and more

    Blogs

    VETO TIME? Gov. Rick Scott weighs advice on whether to reject the Legislature's education budget. • Pasco County school officials