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Three students, including one left paralyzed, were injured in Thursday’s shooting at Florida State University’s Strozier Library. One of the injured students supports allowing holders of concealed-weapons permits to carry guns on campus.Associated Press

FSU shooting revives debate over guns on campus

TALLAHASSEE — Thursday's shooting at Florida State University has spurred a renewed call for allowing guns on college campuses. Among those leading the charge: Nathan Scott, one of three people shot and wounded last week when Myron May opened fire at the FSU library. Scott is part of a group called Students for Con …

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  1. Class notes

    Education

    Theater/Music/Art

    The Pasco County Library System presents the 18th annual Rockus Maximus Music Festival & Battle of the Bands Kick-off Concert from 6 to 11 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway. See four acts and solo artists, including WD-HAN, Scilter and …

  2. Magnet school gets rolling

    K12

    After months spent talking about it, parents finally will be able to apply for Pasco County's first magnet school on Monday.

  3. With retirement ahead, longtime kindergarten teacher hosts a final Thanksgiving feast

    K12

    SPRING HILL — Glenda Vasquez held two photos adhered to a piece of orange paper that had been slipped into an acrylic frame. One photo was of Vasquez's daughter, Katye Vasquez, when she was in kindergarten. The other was of Katye's son, Connor Vasquez, currently in kindergarten. What Katye and Connor have in …

    Margie Yurtinus has taught kindergarten for 35 years.
  4. FSU shooting revives debate over guns on campus

    College

    TALLAHASSEE — Thursday's shooting at Florida State University has spurred a renewed call for allowing guns on college campuses.

    Three students, including one left paralyzed, were injured in Thursday’s shooting at Florida State University’s Strozier Library. One of the injured students supports allowing holders of concealed-weapons permits to carry guns on campus.
  5. Club at River Ridge High helps students with disabilities develop friendships

    K12

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Ravis LaDez, a 15-year-old 10th-grader at River Ridge High School, has a friend at school whom he considers very cool indeed. He plays football, he's fun to be around — and he's hearing challenged.

    River Ridge High School student Jenna Linares, 16, helps Jordan Kettles, also 16, read a question during the SIP Club’s meeting.
  6. Eckerd president blames college sexual assaults on excess drinking, casual sex

    College

    ST. PETERSBURG — Amid a national discussion about how colleges and universities respond to campus sexual assaults, Eckerd College president Donald Eastman III is urging students to "do your part."

    Eckerd president Donald Eastman III sent an email to students.
  7. FSU shooting victim is paralyzed, sister says

    College

    TALLAHASSEE — The moment Myron May began spraying bullets outside the Florida State University library Thursday, Farhan "Ronny" Ahmed knew his life had changed.

    Florida State University police Chief David Perry comforts Ronny Ahmed’s sister, Farhana Ahmed, on Monday.
  8. As Florida charter schools grow, critics watch

    K12

    TAMPA

    From dual-language kindergarten, when they are taught a pointer is un puntero, to the day they continue on to Lennard High School, students at the Redlands Christian Migrant Association charter schools get a specialized education.

    Jose Pascual, left, and Kimberly Mendoza work together on a math lesson using chanting and hand movements at the Redlands Christian Migrant Association charter school. The Wimauma school serves the children of migrant farm workers.