Police Report Claims School Staffer Wanted Student Charged
(Orlando, FL) -- An Orlando charter school denies it played a role in the arrest of a six-year-old student. A police report was released yesterday into last week's arrest of a girl at Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy. The report states that a school staff member who the girl allegedly kicked wanted to press charges, but the school says the police report is wrong. The school says they have a variety of ways to deal with disruptive behavior, and none of those ways involves having children arrested.
Charges Dropped Against Seven-Year-Old
(Pensacola, FL) -- A seven-year-old will not face charges after an arrest at an Escambia County school. Prosecutors announced yesterday they dropped battery charges against the Ferry Pass Elementary student. The second-grader was arrested almost two weeks ago after a behavioral coach claimed the boy punched her and reopened a surgical wound. Prosecutors say they decided to drop the charge at the request of the coach.
Student Accused Of Online Threat
(Titusville, FL) -- A Brevard student is accused of posting a threat. The threat was reported yesterday at Edgewood Junior-Senior High School. Deputies say the student posted online a picture of a replica gun and wrote they were heading to the school. Deputies and the SRO arrested the student, and no one was hurt.
Report Calls For Israel To Be Reinstated As Sheriff
(Tallahassee, FL) -- One of the most controversial figures involved in the Parkland school shooting could get his job back. A report compiled by a special master appointed by the president of the state senate was released this week. It found that Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel should be reinstated because the governor's claim of incompetence didn't stand up. The report says Israel should not be fired for the personal failures of his deputies to adequately respond to the school shooting. The governor is looking to lawmakers to uphold his suspension of Broward County's sheriff.DeSantis said yesterday he disagrees with the report's recommendation. Israel said he's humbled and grateful for the report, which now goes to a senate committee for review.
Landlord Accused Of ID Theft And Healthcare Fraud
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- A Pinellas County man is facing charges after his tenants were found living in horrid conditions. St. Petersburg's Marcus Anderson was in federal court yesterday where he's charged with identity theft and health care fraud. He allegedly received Medicaid money for services he never provided to the tenants at his assisted-living facilities. Two of those homes were shut down because there was no running water or electricity.
Amazon Opens Volusia County Facility
(Daytona Beach, FL) -- An e-commerce giant now has a physical presence in Volusia County. Amazon opened a last-mile delivery station yesterday in Daytona Beach on Mason Avenue. More than 100 employees work in the 66-thousand square foot complex. Amazon hopes the facility will allow for faster delivery.
Amazon Enlists Samuel L. Jackson For Alexa Voice
(Seattle, WA) -- Amazon is letting folks program their Alexa devices to sound like actor Samuel L. Jackson. Jackson is the first celebrity voice for the virtual assistant. Users who pay the one-dollar to enable Jackson's voice will be able to get the weather from him and even have him tell them jokes. Amazon even suggests that once Sam's voice is up and running, users ask him to sing them happy birthday.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2005, U.S. soldier Lynndie England was found guilty of abusing prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. England was featured in a number of pictures one of which showed her posing holding a leash tethered to the neck of a naked prisoner.
1986, William H. Rehnquist was sworn in as the 16th chief justice of the United States. Antonin Scalia was sworn in as the 103rd member of the Supreme Court.
1969, the "Brady Bunch" debuted on ABC.
1960, the first televised presidential debate took place between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
1789, Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first Secretary of State.