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Legislation Limiting Restraint and Forbidding Seclusion in Schools Heads to Final Committee Stop

Lawmakers appear closer than ever to passing legislation ending restraining and secluding children with special needs at school. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education approved the bill (SB 1644), sponsored by Sen. Lauren Book,…
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Parkland School Gunman Was Searched Every Morning at Stoneman Douglas

The former student who later shot up Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was such a threat in school that he was searched every morning for weapons, new testimony shows. The extraordinary measure followed an earlier decision…
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High-Tech Cameras That Recognize People Are Coming to Broward Schools

The next time you step onto a Broward County school campus, the video camera may be able to watch and remember your movements. The Broward County School District plans to install a $621,000 surveillance system that includes technology that…
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School District Bungled Parkland Suspect's Request for Therapeutic Services: Report - FOX News

The suspect linked to a mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., was denied the therapeutic services needed for disabled students, according to a report released Friday. In the year leading up to the Feb. 14 rampage that left 17 people dead at Marjory…
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Broward School Board Unanimously Votes to Allow Medical Marijuana Use on School Grounds - WSVN

The Broward County School Board has unanimously approved a medical marijuana policy that will allow students to receive medical marijuana treatment on school grounds under tightly controlled conditions. Read more.
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Broward’s PROMISE Program ‘Irrelevant’ to Nikolas Cruz’s Massacre, Commission Says - Herald-Mail Media

After multiple days of testimony, questioning and follow-up, the commission created to assess what led to the school shooting that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High on Feb. 14 has ruled that shooter Nikolas Cruz’s involvement with…
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Making Schools Safer: Harsh Consequences, Or Second Chances? - NPR

"For the last 14 years I had been a stay at home mom and a soccer mom of three kids," says Lori Alhadeff. "On Valentine's Day my daughter was brutally shot down and murdered and I became a school safety activist." Read more.
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Intersection: Broward County Public Schools Faces Scrutiny over PROMISE Program - WMFE

Following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, critics have expressed concerns over Broward County Public Schools' PROMISE Program. Read more and listen.
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Stoneman Douglas Shooter Was Assigned To Controversial Broward Discipline Program, Officials Now Say - WLRN

Broward County's PROMISE Program has received backlash since leaked information has revealed that the Parkland school shooter was involved in the program when he was in middle school. Read more.  
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Schools Could Have Done More for Shooter Nikolas Cruz, Experts Say - The Orlando Sentinel

Some special education experts have criticized Broward County Public Schools' failure to adequately treat Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 people during a school shooting in Parkland. Read more.
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Handcuffs and a Psych Exam for a 7-Year-Old? Schools Do That Too Often, Parents Say - The Miami Herald

Some parents have expressed concern that Florida schools are using the Baker Act too frequently. Many children who are Baker Acted do not meet the criteria for involuntary psychological evaluation. Read more.