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In Florida, Your Kid’s Chance of Arrest at School Depends on Where You Live

After a student was caught cutting class at Seminole High School’s ninth grade center in April 2019, a trio of Sanford police officers told the girl to get in a golf cart so she could be taken back to campus. She refused. “I’m…
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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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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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Aggression Detectors: The Unproven, Invasive Surveillance Technology Schools Are Using to Monitor Students

Ariella Russcol specializes in drama at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens, New York, and the senior’s performance on this April afternoon didn’t disappoint. While the library is normally the quietest room in the school, her ear-piercing…
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All Orange Elementary Schools Now Have Deputies on Campus, Sheriff Says

All of Orange County’s traditional public elementary schools now have an armed officer on campus, the sheriff announced this week. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office had struggled since the start of the school year to provide enough deputies…
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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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DeVos to Rescind Obama-Era Guidance on School Discipline

A federal commission led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recommends rescinding Obama-era guidance intended to reduce racial discrimination in school discipline. And, DeVos says, it urges schools to "seriously consider partnering with…
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New in School: AI-Driven Gun Detection Systems - Undark

Several companies hope to use artificial intelligence to automatically detect guns before shooters get them into classrooms. Can it work? Read more.
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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’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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Stigmatizing Kids? New Law Forces Families to Disclose Student’s Mental Health Treatment - Florida Phoenix

Registering a student for public school involves submitting everything from proof of immunizations, health exams and birth certificates to details about gender, race, emergency contacts and more. But the newest registration requirement this…
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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.