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Florida’s Flawed Baker Act Rips Thousands of Kids from School

Over the past seven years, children have been taken from public schools in Tampa Bay more than 7,500 times and temporarily placed in mental health facilities. They often leave campus handcuffed in the back of police cruisers. Some are as…
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Officer at Bradenton Juvenile Lockup Resigns After She Slapped Boy. Video Captured the Scene - The Bradenton Herald

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Florida’s Pattern is Underfunding School Psychologists and Resource Officers - The Miami Herald

Legislators, mental health professionals, and law enforcement have expressed concern regarding Florida's failure to adequately fund school psychologists and resource officers. Read more.
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Busted Toilets, Peeling Paint, Sewage Backups, Lice: A Peek Inside Juvenile Lockups - The Miami Herald

In the wake of The Miami Herald's investigation into state juvenile detention centers, various state legislators have begun doing surprise inspections and finding "deplorable" living conditions. Read more.