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Polk school dean arrested on charges of failure to report sex abuse on bus

Polk school dean arrested on charges of failure to report sex abuse on bus

A dean at a Polk County elementary school was arrested Monday, accused of twice ignoring students’ reports that a bus driver was sexually abusing young special needs students.
Updated: 2 months ago
6 years later, USF charting long-term effects of BP oil spill

6 years later, USF charting long-term effects of BP oil spill

TAMPA — Six years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil rig exploded, sending millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, researchers at the University of South Florida are beginning to chart the long-term effects of one of the biggest...
Updated: 2 months ago
‘Blind Side’ actor delivers anti-bully message during town hall meeting

‘Blind Side’ actor delivers anti-bully message during town hall meeting

TAMPA — Quinton Aaron is a massive man.
Updated: 2 months ago
Hillsborough’s single-gender schools growing in popularity

Hillsborough’s single-gender schools growing in popularity

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County School District has worked to include “gender expression” and identity in its anti-discrimination policies, but at the same time more students are enrolling in all-male or all-female classes than e...
Updated: 2 months ago
Teacher resigns over ‘privilege’ assignment seeking personal info

Teacher resigns over ‘privilege’ assignment seeking personal info

A Monroe Middle School teacher who sparked an outcry over a class assignment regarding sexual identity and other personal information resigned in the midst of an investigation by the Hillsborough school district.
Updated: 2 months ago
Jefferson High students take virtual tour through civil rights history

Jefferson High students take virtual tour through civil rights history

Jefferson High School students took a ride through history on Thursday.
Updated: 2 months ago
More details emerge in Hillsborough school district reorganization

More details emerge in Hillsborough school district reorganization

TAMPA — Hillsborough County School Superintendent Jeff Eakins is moving forward with plans to revamp an administration that oversees the 8th largest school district in the nation.
Updated: 2 months ago
Coleman robotics going for gold

Coleman robotics going for gold

The 2015-2016 academic year is the first in which Coleman Middle School has offered a robotics class in the eighth-grade curriculum. Prior to this, Coleman’s former robotics team served as a creative outlet for students interested in the subje...
Updated: 2 months ago
Third Boca Ciega student arrested in drug-laced candy investigation

Third Boca Ciega student arrested in drug-laced candy investigation

A third Boca Ciega High School student has been arrested on charges of distributing candy laced with marijuana oil to other students, Gulfport police said Wednesday.
Updated: 2 months ago
Police: Pinellas students arrested in marijuana-laced candy case

Police: Pinellas students arrested in marijuana-laced candy case

Two Boca Ciega High students have been arrested on charges they distributed gummy worms laced with marijuana oil to other students, Gulfport police said. The students will be charged with delivering a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, a felony. A third arrest is pending.
Updated: 2 months ago