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First Coast High School heads to 'Battle of the Bands' in Orlando  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX

If you're headed to the Florida Classic in Orlando, FL this weekend, be sure to keep an eye out for one of Jacksonville's high school bands. First Coast High ...



15-year-old First Coast High School student struck on Northside, transported to hospital  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX

An accident on the Northside has left a pedestrian with serious injuries.



Photos: Photos: Best Times-Union photos of 2018  The Florida Times-Union

Despite hid double bogie on hole 17 Tiger Woods threw his ball to waiting children as he exited the hole to go to the tee box on hole 18. Final Round of The ...



First Coast High basketball coach recovering from West Nile virus  WJXT News4JAX

The same day the Florida Department of Health in Duval County announced a seventh human case of West Nile virus, one of the patients recovering from the ...



Law enforcement will be at First Coast High School for active shooter training Friday  The Florida Times-Union

The Sheriff's Office, Duval County Public Schools police and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue will be conducting an active shooter exercise Friday at First Coast ...



First Coast High School teacher charged with distributing images of ch  WOKV

Jacksonville, FL - An FBI raid in Ponte Vedra ends with a First Coast High School teacher under arrest for child pornography charges. Jeremy Clark appeared in ...



First responders wrap up summer training with mock school shooting  The Florida Times-Union

Five mock gunshots jolted First Coast High School on Friday morning as 57 law-enforcement and fire-rescue responders practiced how they would respond to a ...



Police: Girl caught with 14 pot-laced Rice Krispies treats at First Coast High  WJXT News4JAX

A 15-year-old First Coast High School student was suspended Thursday after police said she was caught with 14 pot-laced Rice Krispies treats on campus.



JSO holds active shooter training exercise Friday  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is holding an active shooter training exercise on Friday at First Coast High School, 590 Duval Station Rd.



OUT: Toxic home life forces gay Jacksonville teen to move, risk college scholarship  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX

"My father looked at me and said, 'Biblically, we have the right to stone you for what you're saying," says Seth. "And I knew it was done there."



Duval schools, first responders collaborate for Active Shooter Training before start of school | WJAX-TV  ActionNewsJax.com

We're less than two weeks out from the start of the new school year in Duval County.



DCPS releases new football game schedule following deadly Raines shooting  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX

Duval County Public Schools has released their new football schedule to reflect new start times for some high school football games. This comes after a shooting ...



Police ID 18-year-old shot, killed in Northwest Jacksonville home  WJXT News4JAX

Police have identified an 18-year-old who was shot and killed early Saturday morning at a Northwest Jacksonville home.



Gay Jacksonville teen forced out of home shares story on 'Ellen'  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX

A Jacksonville teen was a special guest on "Ellen" Tuesday after he was forced out of his home for being gay. Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was in disbelief ...



15-year-old in critical condition after being hit on the Northside  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX

Michael Chaco is a First Coast High School student. He was attempting to cross Dunn Avenue to get to his bus stop when he was struck. There is not a cross ...



Story of gay Jax teen shunned by parents goes viral, Go Fund Me account raises more than $127,000  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX

A Jacksonville teenager whose toxic home life sparked an outpouring of sympathy and tens of thousands of dollars in donations has continued to captivate ...



Police: Student with gun at First Coast High 'threatened to...  WJXT Jacksonville

A First Coast High School student was arrested Wednesday after bringing a firearm to campus, according to Duval County Public Schools.



Parents concerned after student with gun arrested at First Coast High School  WJXT Jacksonville

A 16-year-old student was arrested Tuesday after a loaded gun was found on the campus of First Coast High School, marking the fifth time a weapon was found ...



10th Jacksonville teenager killed by gun violence in 2018  WJXT News4JAX

An 18-year-old who was shot and killed inside his Northwest Jacksonville home was the 10th teenager fatally shot in the city during 2018.



First Coast High School student arrested with loaded gun  WOKV

Jacksonville, FL - A First Coast High School student has been arrested after bringing a loaded gun on to the campus. An automated call from the principal to ...



Student arrested for bringing firearm to First Coast High School | WJAX-TV  ActionNewsJax.com

A First Coast High School student was arrested Wednesday after a student was found to be in possession of a firearm on campus, school officials said.



Duval County School Board - District 4  WJXT News4JAX

SCHOOL BOARD - DISTRICT 4 (includes downtown and the Eastside, stretching north to the county line, then much of outer Northwest Jacksonville. Schools in ...



Dozen high school football games being moved in wake of triple shooting  WJXT News4JAX

Duval County Public Schools will be changing the dates and times of about a dozen high-profile high school football games in the wake of Friday night's triple ...



Parent upset over student antics in First Coast High School video  Florida Times-Union

A video of Duval County students cursing, jumping on desks and hitting each other in an apparently supervised classroom has begun making the rounds and ...



You Got a Lot to Be Smiling For – The Florida Star | The Georgia Star  The Florida Star

By Opio Sokoni. If you are anywhere in the country and turn on the radio, you are likely to hear Lil Duval's hit music single Smile (Living My Best Life). Lil Duval ...



Investigation underway after 2 racist signs posted above water fountains at First Coast High School | WJAX-TV  ActionNewsJax.com

School leaders are investigating after two racist signs, one reading "colored" and one reading "whites only," were posted above two water fountains at First ...



Jacksonville First Coast CB Gelique Williams Verbally Commits to USF Football  The Daily Stampede

USF picked up another #GreenBreed19 prospect early Thursday morning as Jacksonville First Coast cornerback Gelique Williams announced his verbal ...



Gay Jacksonville teens story goes viral, Go Fund Me account leaps by $50K overnight  The Florida Times-Union

A Jacksonville teenager whose toxic home life sparked an outpouring of sympathy and tens of thousands of dollars in donations has continued to captivate ...



Two teens applied to lead Jacksonville’s new crime task force | WJAX-TV  ActionNewsJax.com

Two people who applied to be chair of Jacksonville's new Task Force on Safety and Crime Reduction carry not briefcases, not badges, but backpacks.



Gay High School Valedictorian Says Parents Evicted and Cut Him Off for Rejecting Strict Baptist Church  Folio Weekly

Update: Seth Owen's story went viral and Georgetown University has offered him a full scholarship. He now plans to use his good fortune to help others.



Ex-First Coast High football player killed in shooting  WJXT Jacksonville

The person killed in a triple shooting early Sunday in Arlington was a 19-year-old former First Coast High School football player, according to friends.



Weapon confiscated at First Coast High for second day in a row  WOKV

For the second day in a row- and the third time in a week- First Coast High School parents have been alerted to a weapon found on school grounds.



Heads or tails: Coin flip puts winless team in playoffs over Andrew Jackson Tigers  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX

A First Coast high school football team is out of the playoffs after a tiebreaker coin flip resulted in a winless team moving forward. Andrew Jackson Principal ...



Family and friends react to former First Coast High School football player shooting | WJAX-TV  ActionNewsJax.com

Students at First Coast High School are dealing with another tragedy, as a former student was shot and killed at a party over the weekend.



Remarkable senior: Team leader overcomes crash, horrific injuries  The Florida Times-Union

Theodore Freeman might have seen a football scholarship in his future. He stood at a modest 5-foot-10-inches tall, and weighed 140 pounds, on the lighter side ...



First Coast High football player shot to death in weekend shooting  Florida Times-Union

A football player from First Coast High School was shot to death, while another was wounded when gunfire erupted at a house party late Saturday in Arlington.



Former UF football player, a First Coast High star, charged with sexual battery attempt  Florida Times-Union

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A former First Coast High School football player who went on to become a member of the University of Florida football team was arrested ...



Mother remembers murdered First Coast High teen  WJXT Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is still searching for the person who shot and killed one teen and injured another at Sheffield Park Friday night.



Parents kicked out their valedictorian son for being gay. A teacher came to the rescue.  Miami Herald

A Jacksonville high school valedictorian was accepted to Georgetown University in Washington, with the expectation his parents would help pay for it. But then ...



First Coast High student arrested on attempted murder charges  WJXT Jacksonville

A 17-year-old was arrested at First Coast High School Monday morning on charges of attempted murder, robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted ...



Veteran goes from spending $500 a day on heroin to owning a business  WJXT News4JAX

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A United States Army veteran went from spending $500 a day on heroin to owning a business. Kendall Tipper shared his story about how ...



Teen critically injured and one man dead in NW Jax shooting  First Coast News

One person is dead and a teenager is in critical condition following an overnight shooting in northwest Jacksonville.



Student arrested for bringing knife and starter pistol to Fletcher Middle: School officials  Firstcoastnews.com

A student was arrested and is facing criminal charges after allegedly bringing a knife and a starter pistol to Fletcher Middle School Wednesday morning, school ...



Famous people who attended Jacksonville schools | WJAX-TV  ActionNewsJax.com

Students across our area are returning to school this fall. Many Jacksonville area students have gone on to become famous! Here's a list of notables from our ...



Jacksonville teen kicked out of home for being gay will pay $0 to attend Georgetown  WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After raising nearly $130,000 to cover tuition, a gay Florida valedictorian who says his parents kicked him out will pay nothing to go ...



Gay student gets college help after dispute with parents  The Florida Times-Union

Seth Owen lay for hours on his bedroom floor, staring at the ceiling fan that circled in excruciating redundancy as he tried to process being a gay high school ...



Gay teen living on his own, struggling to get to college  WJXT News4JAX

Thousands of teens will leave the familiar life of high school and family next month to head off to college. But 18-year-old Seth Owen separated from his family ...



2 Duval County students killed overnight in Yulee | WJAX-TV  ActionNewsJax.com

Two Jacksonville teenage boys were killed in a crash in Yulee.



Swastikas drawn on bathroom wall at Landmark Middle School  WJXT Jacksonville

For the second time in less than two weeks, the Duval County School District is investigating an offensive sign on school property after learning that swastikas ...



Run or hide: Active shooter training offered to Jacksonville workers  The Florida Times-Union

Run, hide and fight as a last resort: That's the advice experts offer if someone with a gun invades an occupied building and opens fire.JAX Chamber with Black ...



Did ShotSpotter give Jacksonville mother shot in face fighting chance?  WJXT News4JAX

A Jacksonville mother shot in the face Tuesday in Northwest Jacksonville might have been given a fighting chance thanks to gunfire detection technology that ...



Local gang expert: Gangs are in Jacksonville high schools | WJAX-TV  ActionNewsJax.com

Action News is looking into gangs in local high schools. Friday night, two teens from First Coast High School were shot in Sheffield Park.



Jacksonvilles homeless valedictorian appears on Good Morning America  Florida Times-Union

First Coast High School graduate Griffin Furlong, also known as Jacksonville's "homeless valedictorian," appeared on Good Morning America on Friday.Furlong ...



Graduation ceremonies for Northeast Florida high schools  Florida Times-Union

Here is the list of high school graduations in Northeast Florida:BAKER COUNTYBaker County High School, Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m., June 1.



Mid-Year Changes Shake Up Principal Positions In Duval Schools  WJCT NEWS

More than a dozen Duval County principals learned Monday that they'll be finishing the week in a different school or position than they began. Duval Schools ...



Teacher accused of sex with student in St. Johns previously accused of kissing student in Duval | WJAX-TV  ActionNewsJax.com

An Action News Jax investigation reveals a former local teacher in jail, accused of having sex with a student, was previously accused of kissing a teen girl in ...



Brother of teen accused of attempted murder shares his side of...  WJXT Jacksonville

The older brother of a 17-year-old boy accused of trying to kill someone in March shared his family's side of the story Wednesday, saying his little brother would ...



Northeast Florida athletes seal college futures on Signing Day  WJXT Jacksonville

Dozens of local high school athletes will put pen to paper Wednesday and sign their National Letters of Intent to play collegiate athletics.



JSO arrests 16-year-old for murder, attempted murder in triple shootin  WOKV

Following a deadly, triple shooting outside the Raines High vs. Lee High football game this past Friday night, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is announcing an ...



Cousin of man killed in domestic dispute: 'Put the guns down'  WJXT Jacksonville

A 23-year-old man, who police said was killed by his girlfriend's brother this week following an argument, was a funny and loving father of two young children, ...



At Jacksonville Zoo, teen employees get hands-on with animals, become leaders  Florida Times-Union

Saturday at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Makaela Jenkins held a small animal that looked like a hedgehog in the palm of her hand. She encouraged wary ...



2 teens die in crash on U.S. 17 in Nassau County  Firstcoastnews.com

Two teens have been identified as the people killed in a deadly wreck on U.S. 17 in Yulee Wednesday night.



Police: 18-year-old brought gun to Ed White High  WJXT Jacksonville

An 18-year-old was charged Wednesday with bringing a gun and marijuana to Ed White High School, according to Duval County School Police.



Fishweir Brewing Co. opening Thursday in Murray Hill  Jacksonville Daily Record

Fishweir Brewing Co. plans to open Thursday in the renovated former Fat Kat nightclub space at 1183 Edgewood Ave. S. in Murray Hill.



A gay teen’s parents kicked him out of the house. It didn’t stop him from being the best.  LGBTQ Nation

Editor's Note: This story has been updated in a separate article. After raising more than $120,000, the fundraiser has been closed and Georgetown University ...



Strings Sports Brewery issued build-out permit  Jacksonville Daily Record

Business to build out at 1850 N. Main St. in Springfield.



Ragle rocks at buzzer  Clay Today Online

JACKSONVILLE– Fleming Island High senior guard Molly Ragle returned to the Golden Eagles fast-moving lineup and punched up a buzzer beater ...



13 shootings involving 3 or more victims in past 30 months  WJXT News4JAX

Within the past 30 months, there have been at least 13 incidents in which three or more people were wounded and in some cases killed in deadly shootings ...



Neighbors concerned about Sheffield Park after teens were shot | WJAX-TV  ActionNewsJax.com

It has been more than 24 hours since two teenagers were shot at Sheffield Park, leaving one dead. The shooting happened around 9:15 p.



Jaquan Reeves killed at Johnell Johnson's vigil in Jacksonville, Florida  Daily Mail

An 18-year-old Florida high school basketball player was shot dead on Friday night during a vigil for a 17-year-old football player classmate, who was himself ...



Frustration over 5 school bomb threats in 2 days  WJXT Jacksonville

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from Fanatics on Southpoint Parkway on Wednesday morning, according to police.



Duval County OKs 'Self Defense,' But Not Fighting Back, In School  WJCT NEWS

Duval County School Board members are split about what should be considered self defense when it comes to fighting in schools. The board approved the new.



Duval County police reports on all gun-in-school incidents...  WJXT Jacksonville

2012. 10-30, 17-year-old Eltonia Humpries arrested with a Cobra .380 automatic handgun at First Coast High School. 10-31, Loaded 38-caliber handgun, four ...



'Colored' and 'whites only' signs placed above fountains at Florida high school  AOL News

School district officials are investigating after papers signs saying "Colored" and "Whites only" were found above two water fountains on Thursday at First Coast ...



Caught on camera: Melee at Lee High School | WJAX-TV  ActionNewsJax.com

One local high school is dealing with the aftermath of a melee caught on camera. The fight got so out of control, students say those who were fighting were ...



Duval County Public Schools get $15 million to tackle mental-health issues in middle schools  Florida Times-Union

Duval County Public Schools will put $15 million to place behavior specialists in most of district middle schools to curb mental-health issues among students.



Jacksonville man, who was 17 when arrested in classmates death, found incompetent for trial  Florida Times-Union

A Jacksonville man arrested in the death of a classmate when he was 17 has been found mentally incompetent to go on trial and will be sent to a mental-health ...



Vandals post ‘whites only’ and ‘colored’ signs above water fountains in Florida school  Raw Story

At First Coast High School in Jacksonville, Florida, vandals posted two signs over the public water fountains in an act of racial intimidation. “Whites only,” said ...



The Comeback: A Story about De'Andre Johnson, Football and Small-Town America (and Netflix)  Firstcoastnews.com

Somewhere on the highway between home and a second chance, separated by 523 miles, De'Andre Johnson isn't lost.



Exclusive: Jacksonville mother speaks out about son's unsolved murder | WJAX-TV  ActionNewsJax.com

The mother of Johnnel Johnson is speaking out for the first time after her son's death.



Duval teachers nominated for Teacher of the Year honor  Florida Times-Union

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund and Duval Public Schools gathered together the teachers who were nominated by their schools to be Teacher of Year.



Homeless teen named valedictorian: 'Never let anyone tell you that you can't do something'  Today.com

Through homelessness, the death of his mother and numerous other hardships endured on his way to becoming class valedictorian, Florida high school student ...



Jacksonville First Coast Defensive Lineman Tavaris Barnes commits to the Florida State Seminoles, becoming FSU's 4th 2010 commitment  Tomahawk Nation

As first reported by NoleInsider.com (Florida State's ESPN Affiliate and current home of BushidoNole), Tavaris Barnes committed to Florida State.



New Mandarin High School principal gets ready for the school year  Florida Times-Union

The office computer has been uploaded with needed files, while a new insulated Mandarin Mustangs lunch box is on the desk nearby.But the rest of Donna ...



Someone left racist graffiti referring to Trump at Oviedo High School  Orlando Weekly

We've spent a grand total of three days in a post-election world, and already there have been numerous reports of racist and sexist bullying in...



Comedian Lil Duval says he would kill a sexual partner if he learned she was a transgender woman  Florida Times-Union

Like a lot of stand-up comedians, Lil Duval trades in crude, provocative humor that riffs on social issues.But was he joking when he told an immensely popular ...



Everyone deserves to walk during high school graduation  Florida Times-Union

A school district should set high expectations for its students.But expectations should always be accompanied with elevated degrees of compassion toward ...



Families gather for sad ritual of remembering youth cut down by Jacksonville violence  Florida Times-Union

Lynnette Roebuck sees her daughter's friends growing older, having children and building careers - things she will not see her daughter do.Kalil McCoy died in ...



Newest Dalton State Roadrunner Basketball Players Arrive  The Chattanoogan

The newest Dalton State basketball players are on campus. Seated are Dalton State head coach Tony Ingle (c) is with Tony Ingle Jr. and John Redmond ...



Family 'horrified' by murder of 15-year-old in Lakeshore  WJXT Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide in Lakeshore.



Baby, mom, 18-year-old killed in NW Jax shooting  WJXT Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - An infant boy, his mother and another woman were killed in a shooting Sunday night on Cleveland Road in a parking lot across the street ...



A fond look back at growing up in Jacksonville  Florida Times-Union

For Dorothy Fletcher, Jacksonville was a magical place to grow up.She spent occasional weekend afternoons skating at a large Southside roller rink whose ...



One of Us: Kandice Jacobs-Armstrong helps people in life and in death  Florida Times-Union

Five years ago, when her maternal grandmother died, Kandice Jacobs-Armstrong got her first exposure to what funeral directors do. To her surprise, she ...



FHP: 2 killed in motorcycle crash in Arlington  WJXT Jacksonville

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash in Regency.



National Signing Day 2015: Florida State adds quarterbacks De'Andre and Deondre  Tomahawk Nation

With the loss of Jameis Winston to the NFL, who will play QB for Florida State is a big question on the minds of Florida State fans. National Signing Day may help ...



Parker basketball standout Solomon Poole suspended by FHSAA for rest of season  Florida Times-Union

Solomon Poole, standout guard at Parker High School and the son of legendary Florida guard Stacey Poole Sr., will miss the remainder of the 2012 season ...



Parade honoring MLK takes over downtown Jacksonville  WJXT Jacksonville

The 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade steps off at 10 a.m. at EverBank Field, with units riding, rolling and marching west on Bay Street, turning south ...



De'Andre Johnson Suspended Indefinitely by Florida State: Details and Reaction  Bleacher Report

Freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson, who was in the mix for Florida State's starting job in 2015, was suspended indefinitely for a violation of athletic ...



FSU QB De'Andre Johnson turns himself in to police  USA TODAY

Florida State University freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson turned himself in to the Leon County Jail Tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest.



Linebacker Tyrell Lyons transferring from Florida State  Tomahawk Nation

A linebacker who showed promise before tearing his ACL will seek playing time elsewhere.



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