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How safe are Escambia schools?

The statewide grand jury investigating school safety  has uncovered “numerous” Florida school districts that are not in compliance with the post-Parkland school security laws. Weeks…

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Weekly Roundup: Parents plead for action

Recap and analysis of the week in state government By Dara Kam THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE — Last week, the students had the…

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FAU poll: Scott and Trump lose ground over gun control

In the wake of a mass shooting that took the lives of 17 students and teachers at a South Florida high school, a vast majority…

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Area voters want more thorough background checks for guns

Inweekly hired The Political Matrix, a local polling firm, to survey voters in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to see what they thought was the…

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Guns and school safety occupy Florida politics

On Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott held a news conference announcing a plan to revamp state laws after the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory…

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School district changes lockdown notification policy

Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas yesterday told WKRG that he has changed the school district’s notification policy regarding lockdowns. “We’ll let parents know we…

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Parents cry out for better communication in wake of school lockdowns

Parents took to Facebook to express their frustration with the lack of communication from School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and the school district regarding the school…

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Scott: ‘We have to make changes’ to school safety

By Dara Kam THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE — Metal detectors at schools, better coordination between agencies and keeping guns out of the hands…

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Four-year-old chokes in Escambia Co. school cafeteria

Audi Anderson, age 4, died after choking on food while eating in the cafeteria at Sherwood Elementary School. The incident happened on Friday, Sept. 19….

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