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Follow SFNS to “March for Our Lives” starting Friday

After 17 students and staff died following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, young people in Parkland and elsewhere have been urging for gun reform laws — culminating in a “March for Our Lives” rally in Washington, DC on Saturday. It has become a global movement, with more than 800 events held in cities worldwide, including locations in ...

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (Photo via Wikipedia)

Since Sandy Hook: Following up on non-accidental school shootings in Florida

Since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, there have been 17 non-accidental incidents involving guns on school campuses in Florida. Several of those incidents resulted in deaths. South Florida News Service followed up on five of the incidents to learn how each school and community is now doing and what’s been done to prevent future shootings.  By SFNS StaffSouth Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Dreyfoos School of the Arts – June ...

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Since Sandy Hook: Agape Christian Academy – Oct. 3, 2013

A school shooting occurred at Agape Christian Academy in Pine Hills, Florida, on Oct. 3, 2013, resulting in two wounded.   The shooter, who did not attend the school, shot a 16-year-old football player in the hip and a 17-year-old boy, who also did not attend Agape, according to WESH 2 News. The identities of the victims were not released to the public.  By Gabriel PobleteSouth Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram The shooting occurred ...

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On October 11, 2015, University of South Florida football player Benjamin Knox was arrested for firing a gun on campus. (Photo credit: Simon Kelogg)

Since Sandy Hook: University of South Florida – Oct. 11, 2015

On October 11, 2015, University of South Florida football player Benjamin Knox was arrested for firing a gun on campus. While no students or faculty were injured when the gun went off, Knox was immediately suspended from the team and later stopped attending USF.  By Maria GilSouth Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Following the misfire, officers on campus made themselves more visible to show students they were there if needed, said USF Police Chief ...

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Original Palm Beach Junior College building, located on campus of Dreyfus School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida. Photo taken by Donald Albury on Feb. 24, 2007. (Photo via Wikipedia)

Since Sandy Hook: Dreyfoos High School – June 19, 2013

On June 19, 2013, Javier Burgos shot and killed two fellow custodians at Dreyfoos High School in West Palm Beach, Florida.   The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office identified the Colombia-born Burgos as a suspect in the shooting as early as 2014 but did not issue a warrant for his arrest until 2016. By that time Burgos had already fled the country to his native home.   By Jaylin HawkinsSouth Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram On May 24, 2017, Burgos went ...

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Florida State University's Strozier Library was the scene of a school shooting in 2014, when FSU graduate Myron Deshawn May fired a .380 semi-automatic handgun and shot three people. (Photo: Wiki Commons)

Since Sandy Hook: Florida State University – Nov. 20, 2014

On Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 31-year-old attorney and Florida State University graduate Myron Deshawn May began firing a .380 semi-automatic handgun and shot three people, including two students, at 12:25 a.m. at FSU’s Strozier Library, officials said. At least 300 students were present.   Two minutes after opening fire, he was shot and killed during a shootout with police. A text alert sent by the university, warning students of ...

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Since Sandy Hook: Lecanto High School – Nov. 10, 2015

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, a 15-year-old boy shot himself in the head in front of more than 20 classmates during the second block of classes at Lecanto High School in Lecanto, Florida, according to Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.   The unidentified youth from Homosassa, Florida, used a Walther P1 9 mm semi-automatic handgun that had six rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber. Another magazine containing eight rounds was found in a ...

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Kendall Indian Hammocks Park has a skating oasis in its heart

Located almost precisely in the center of its 116.5 acres, Kendall Indian Hammocks Park contains one of less than a handful of skate facilities in Miami-Dade County open to all ages and skill levels. Every day, skateboarders, inline skaters and BMX bikers converge on the 14,000-square-foot fenced-in area to sharpen their skills on concrete ramps, halfpipes, elevated surfaces and staircases. ...

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Local Fort Lauderdale church turned cinema has a rich history

In downtown Fort Lauderdale, squeezed between a courthouse and parking garage in the shadows of towering skyscrapers, stands a little white church. This church does what others cannot: stand against the test of time and the encroachment of new development. The 1926 Great Miami Hurricane, brought death and destruction to many parts of South Florida. The cyclone leveled homes, businesses, ...

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Tattoo enthusiasts unite to fight Lyme disease

Lauren Lovejoy had spent over a year bedridden, under the care of her parents. She’d seen more than 60 medical practitioners who’d diagnosed her with psychosomatic issues or generalized anxiety. Some said she wasn’t sick at all. None had been able to diagnose her with what she really had: Lyme disease. By Janel Rizzo South Florida Uncovered @SoFloUncovered • Facebook • Instagram Lovejoy, who’d worked in a ...

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