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Jan Wesner Childs

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School security specialists tasked ‘to stop the threat’

The job description for the new armed security specialists who will soon be patrolling many Brevard

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After 40 years, Harris Corp. ties to city strong as ever

Harris Corp., Brevard County’s largest private sector employer, is celebrating 40 years at its Mel

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Most beachside schools to have SROs this fall

The majority of beachside public schools will have School Resource Officers on staff early in the ne

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Satellite High achieves ‘suicide prevention certified school’ status

Satellite High School is one of two Brevard County high schools to earn the status of a “suicide p

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Schools vote to hire 28 armed security pros

Brevard Public Schools will hire 28 armed school security specialists to bridge the gap in schools t

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Kids have doggone good options for summer camp

It’s that time of year when harried parents and excited kids alike ask, “What are we going to do

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Parents slide into fundraising mode for new Gemini playground

When parents at Gemini Elementary School heard there wasn’t money in the school district’s budge

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Schools weigh security plan under parents’ watchful eyes

The Brevard School Board has asked for more information on the school marshal program and will hold

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Private school raises funds to boost security

Brevard County public schools aren’t the only ones grappling with how to pay for increased securit

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Officials monitor minor fish kills

Minor fish kills reported in the Sykes Creek area in Merritt Island, and fish seen dead and gasping

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Leaders react to Ivey’s school safety proposal

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey took to social media last week in a 12-minute video that details t

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School Board, citing safety, OK’s $185K annually for armored cars

Amid concerns about finding money for school security, Brevard Public Schools will pay $185,060 a ye

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