Security measures heightened in local districts following deadly shooting at Texas school
In the wake of a shooting at a Texas elementary school that killed more than a dozen children, at least two Northeast Florida school districts will be increasing security measures on their campuses as the school year comes to a close.
Clay County Schools asks judge to dismiss lawsuit filed by anti-LGBTQ parents’ lawyer
Attorneys for the Clay County School District responded to a lawsuit brought by the attorney for two parents, who claim a school counselor coached their elementary-aged child in a gender identity transition without their knowledge or approval.
Clay County Schools guardian arrested for cocaine possession
MIDDLEBURG, Fla. – A Clay County District Schools guardian has been charged and arrested for possession of cocaine. Clay County Sheriff’s Office said began investigating after receiving received a tip that Douglas Charles Batchelder was using illegal drugs. Clay County District Schools provided the following statement,“Clay County District Schools is disappointed to learn about the arrest of an employee by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. The Clay County District Schools Police Department assisted the Sheriff’s Office with this investigation. Clay County District Schools does not tolerate this type of behavior.
COVID-19 concerns scrap Menendez-St. Augustine rivalry game
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Menendez football team’s game at rival St. Augustine Friday night has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns as several players and coaches became ill. Later Wednesday, the Clay County District Schools announced that Keystone Heights would have its football team shelved through Oct. 9 due to possible exposure to COVID-19 cases. It marks the second time in as many weeks that an area football team has been forced to cancel a game due to coronavirus quarantine measures or concerns. Clay High had to cancel last week’s game at Palatka due to players having to quarantine. Eagle’s View was also looking for an opponent after losing its game to Ocala St. John Lutheran this week, too.