School Superintendent suspended

The News Service of Florida–Pointing to grand-jury reports, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday said he is suspending Okaloosa County School Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson.

DeSantis said “scathing” grand-jury reports alleged “dereliction of duty” by Jackson and that state Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran recommended the suspension.

The announcement came as DeSantis prepared to travel later in the day to South Florida, where he was expected to announce the suspension of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. The sheriff has faced heavy criticism because of his agency’s handling of the mass shooting last February at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.