Bus Chronicles: Savannah to Washington, DC

Following a dinner break in Savannah, where diners had a variety of chain-restaurants to choose from, the bus caravan resumed its journey to the nation's capital. Many of those on Bus 3 are drifting off to sleep or idly playing with their smartphones. For earlier missives, click here (Coral Springs to Ft. Pierce) or here

2018-03-27T10:03:59+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Bus Chronicles, Education, March For Our Lives, News, Parkland, Politics, Public Safety|

Bus Chronicles: Ft. Pierce to Savannah

Six journalism students and two professors from Florida International University accompanied Marjory Stoneman Douglas students, alumni, parents and supporters on a 20-hour bus ride to Washington, DC from South Florida. As the caravan of four buses works its way north, the South Florida News Service will be chronicling the people involved and the things that happen

2018-03-24T23:12:39+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Bus Chronicles, Education, March For Our Lives, News, Parkland, Politics, Public Safety|

Bus Chronicles: Coral Springs to Ft. Pierce

More than 100 alumni, students, parents and supporters of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left Coral Spring Friday morning via four buses -- identified by number and a Disney character -- for the "March for Our Lives" rally in the nation's capital. The buses also have six FIU journalism students and two professors along for

2018-03-23T22:30:24+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Bus Chronicles, Education, March For Our Lives, News, Parkland, Politics, Public Safety|

Previo a la gran marcha, estudiantes de FIU dicen #NOALASARMAS

Este sábado 24 de marzo, miles de estudiantes de todo el país marcharán para protestar por una reforma a las leyes que regulan la venta de armas en Estados Unidos. Los impredecibles tiroteos dentro de áreas escolares se han convertido en un evento cotidiano en E.E.U.U. Según datos de Every Town for Gun Safety, han

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

2018-03-29T14:56:17+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Categories: March For Our Lives, Parkland|

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

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

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

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

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