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Arming teachers not in Santa Rosa County’s future

Arming teachers not in Santa Rosa County’s future

On Feb. 14, 2018, the definition of school safety, statewide and in Santa Rosa County, changed forever when Nikolas Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and opened fire. Cruz used a .223 caliber AR-15 to kill 17 and wound another 17 in the attack. Read the full article in the Feb. […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘I CAN’T SAY I’M THRILLED’ Trump says he’s not expecting the government to shut down again, a signal that he’s leaning toward accepting a budget deal that denies him most of the money he’s sought for a border wall. 2. ‘EL CHAPO’ HEADING TO ‘ALCATRAZ OF THE ROCKIES’ Experts say convicted Mexican drug lord […]

School front doors secured with camera controls

School front doors secured with camera controls

Less than a year after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people and prompted a statewide movement, Santa Rosa County schools are seeing new security at the front door. Holley Navarre Middle School’s front door has been a source of concern for the school’s administration for years, said Principal Joie […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. SENATE GOP BEGINNING TO SCHEDULE KAVANAUGH VOTES Mitch McConnell predicted the Supreme Court nominee would win approval despite uncertainty about how pivotal Republicans would vote in a roll call now expected early next week. 2. HOW FRIENDS DESCRIBE KAVANAUGH’S SECOND ACCUSER Deborah Ramirez is being called by those who know her as intensely private […]

Scott calls for reallocation of safe school funds

Scott calls for reallocation of safe school funds

Gov. Rick Scott is urging Florida lawmakers to redirect the roughly $58 million remaining from the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program and send it instead to the state’s school districts for additional school safety funding. “When I signed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, I made it clear that any unused funding […]

Young journalists capture Parkland’s story in way only they could

Young journalists capture Parkland’s story in way only they could

On February 14, high school senior Rebecca Schneid, 17, was in her journalism class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, when the fire alarms went off. Moments later, elsewhere in the school, a gunman opened fire on students and teachers. Read the full article in the Aug. 16 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Details unclear for new hires in school safety push

Details unclear for new hires in school safety push

Under a state mandate adopted in the aftermath of school shootings, the Santa Rosa School District hired two new administrators to aid in student safety and mental health. In February, a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and fatally shot 17 students and teachers. Read the full article in the Aug. […]

Gulf Breeze students March for Our Lives

Gulf Breeze students March for Our Lives

  Chants of “enough is enough” were answered with honking car horns along Gulf Breeze Parkway Saturday as roughly 100 people, led by Gulf Breeze High School students, marched for an end to gun violence. The March for Our Lives rally was one of many held across the U.S. in a movement spawned by the […]

Gulf Breeze students join national gun protest

Gulf Breeze students join national gun protest

  At 10 a.m. March 14, students across the U.S. stood up and walked out of their classrooms for 17 minutes as part of National School Walkout. Locally, Gulf Breeze High School students participated in the event under the watchful eyes of school administrators. Read the full article in the Mar. 22 issue of Navarre […]

School shooting prompts Florida to take action

School shooting prompts Florida to take action

On Valentine’s Day, 17 lives were lost in a horrific act of violence. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, became the center of national attention as the story of yet another mass shooting played out. Read the full article in the Mar. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHO WILL HOLD SUMMIT FOR FIRST TIME UNDER HIS RULE Seoul says South and North Korea have agreed that their leaders — President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un — will meet in late April. It will be Kim’s first since he took over from his father. 2. VIOLENCE HALTS AID TO SYRIA’S GHOUTA […]

School safety plan timeline, funding questioned

School safety plan timeline, funding questioned

  In the aftermath of a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that claimed the lives of 13 students and four teachers, Gov. Rick Scott has released a multistep plan to improve school safety and limit firearm access to the mentally ill across the state. But any sweeping reform comes at a steep price. Read […]

Parkland shooting full of flags and failures

Parkland shooting full of flags and failures

A supposedly disturbed man walks into a school, pulls a fire alarm to lure students out of their classroom and begins shooting. They are easy targets for him. He leaves 17 dead on the school campus. Society begins to dissect what happened…who was he…who were the people he killed…they call for stronger gun control…they call […]

Local student arrested for shouting “school shooter”

Local student arrested for shouting “school shooter”

After allegedly shouting “school shooter” a Milton High School student was arrested Wednesday for disturbing the peace. At approximately 11:48 a.m., a school resource officer with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office was on duty at Milton High School when he was informed of an incident involving a juvenile student according to a sheriff’s office […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TEEN SHOOTING SURVIVORS SHAKE UP CAPITOL Some of the high school students who traveled to Florida’s state capital for protests after last week’s mass shooting commit what may have been their young movement’s first act of civil disobedience. 2. WHICH IDEA MIGHT BE GAINING TRACTION In the aftermath of the latest mass school shooting, […]