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JACKSONVILLE TEACHER PULLS STUDENT'S HAIR: Video appears to show Jacksonville teacher pulling First Coast High School student

First Coast High School teacher has been reassigned after a video circulating on social media appears to show the teacher pulling a student's hair.

First Coast High School teacher under investigation after snatching student by hair WTLV-WJXX

The incident was caught on camera at First Coast High School by a student. The video shows a teacher grabbing a student by her braids and pulling her across ...

Student struck by vehicle at First Coast High School, second in three months WTLV-WJXX

A student was hit by a vehicle at First Coast High School on Jacksonville's Northside on Friday. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the accident ...

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

An accident on the Northside has left a 15-year-old First Coast High School student in critical condition. Michael Chaco, 15, was struck at Dunn Avenue and Irma ...

Neighbors complained of danger near First Coast HS before student was struck by car WTLV-WJXX

First Coast News has learned at least one neighbor warned the city a student would be hit by a car walking to or from First Coast High School almost a year ...

First Coast High student hit, taken to hospital  The Florida Times-Union

A 15-year-old First Coast High School student is in critical condition following a Tuesday morning accident on Dunn Avenue near Irma Road, according to the ...

LIVE | NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: First Coast student athletes take next step to collegiate sports WTLV-WJXX

Congratulations to the following signees! Tune into First Coast News all day on Wednesday for sights and sounds from National Signing Day.

Townhomes proposed near First Coast High School  Jacksonville Daily Record

D.R. Horton submits rezoning request to develop Trafalger Townhomes.

D.R. Horton seeks to build 80 townhomes near First Coast High  Jacksonville Daily Record

National homebuilder D.R. Horton Inc. is seeking to rezone a vacant 13.75-acre parcel to develop a maximum of 80 townhouses and two neighborhood ...

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 ...

All-First Coast Football 2018: Meet the team  The Florida Times-Union

The Times-Union's annual Best of Preps All-First Coast football team.FIRST TEAM OFFENSEQB Carson Beck, Mandarin, Jr., Area's offensive POY and Mr.

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 ...

Photos: Meet the Times-Union's 2018 All-First Coast players of the year  The Florida Times-Union

All-First Coast Best of Preps logo. Buy Photo. [2/10]. All-First Coast boy's swimmer of the year: Cole Crane of Episcopal High [Will Dickey/Florida Times-Union].

Meet the Times-Unions 2018 All-First Coast volleyball team  The Florida Times-Union

The Times-Union selects its annual All-First Coast volleyball team for 2018, including the leading high school players from across Northeast Florida.

All-First Coast Football: Mandarins Carson Beck, Fletchers Jalen Mitchell shattered expectations  The Florida Times-Union

Mandarin quarterback Carson Beck and Fletcher safety Jalen Mitchell are the Times-Union's All-First Coast players of the year for football in 2018.

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 ...

OUT: Toxic home life forces gay Jacksonville teen to move, risk college scholarship 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."

JSO holds active shooter training exercise Friday 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.

All-First Coast boys swimming: Early bird Cole Crane led Eagles revival  The Florida Times-Union

Episcopal senior Cole Crane is the Times-Union's All-First Coast boys swimmer of the year.

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

Gay Jacksonville teen forced out of home shares story on 'Ellen' 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 ...

DCPS releases new football game schedule following deadly Raines shooting 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.

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.

WATCH: Duval County Public Schools respond to how Mandarin High School bomb threat was handled WTLV-WJXX

Following two threats at Mandarin High School, chief of public relations for Duval County says the district is already changing how they'll respond in the future.

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.

Andrew Jackson High School keeping its 'Deck the Chairs' lifeguard chair WTLV-WJXX

When the event ends, the chairs usually go to the lifeguards of the beach. This chair will go back to Andrew Jackson for all the students to see.

List of student-athletes committing on National Signing Day 2019  WJXT News4JAX

The following is a list of all the local student-athletes who signed on National Signing Day. If you have an addition to the list, please email to

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 ...

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.

All-First Coast golf: Versatility key for Brett Schell, Chloe Schiavone  The Florida Times-Union

The traditionalists in golf who wring their hands over increased distance may be missing the boat when they blame modern equipment.The rules makers, of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Parents concerned after student with gun arrested at First...  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 ...

DCPS says it plans to tackle gang issue with funds from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Act

Gang violence in Jacksonville is a community wide problem. That includes our schools.

Jax Gents and Gems Host Battle for the Paddle Step Show WTLV-WJXX

Hundreds will come together for the 2nd Annual Battle for the Paddle Step show this Saturday. The Jax Gents and Gems will host nationally ranked teams, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Investigation underway after 2 racist signs posted above water fountains at First Coast High School

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

WATCH: Andrew Jackson High School marching band raising money for new equipment WTLV-WJXX

The Andrew Jackson High School Marching Tigers are making noise. They need the right instruments and some repairs in order to play perfectly.

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 ...

Teacher of the Week: Laura Kirk of Fleming Island High School WTLV-WJXX

Kirk has been teaching for 17 years and was instrumental in the 'Be the Change' movement at the school which aimed at helping students be kinder, treat each ...

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 ...

Best Buddies creates one-on-one friendships WTLV-WJXX

Throughout Northeast Florida, there are more than 2300 members in the Best Buddies program in middle schools, high schools, and colleges.

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.

WATCH: Local principal overcomes childhood poverty and helps students to do the same WTLV-WJXX

Andrew Jackson High School has seen its fair share of challenges and gains. Once graded the lowest "F" in the state, it's now just four percentage points away ...

Chances are you're in danger if you walk on Jacksonville streets, according to new study

Walking is generally good for your health but if you're walking on the streets of Jacksonville, chances are you're in danger, a study suggests.

JU works with the Jacksonville Zoo to show behind the scenes scientific research and expeditions WTLV-WJXX

Jacksonville University is launching a new effort to engage the community in their research efforts on the first coast and abroad. They've created a video series ...

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.

Family and friends react to former First Coast High School football player shooting

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.

DECK THE CHAIRS: Andrew Jackson High put together their Time Machine chair WTLV-WJXX

They say they chose 'Time Machine' so they could incorporate their technology programs at school and some of the things they've been learning in the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Area organizations step up to help federal workers impacted by shutdown  WJXT News4JAX

With the partial government shutdown now in its 27th day, Jacksonville-area groups have come together to help those hit the hardest.

Two teens applied to lead Jacksonville's new crime task force

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.

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 ...

Jacksonville educators working to address critical teacher shortage

The buzz of a 3D printer and hum of a robot on wheels are common sounds inside the Solve, Tinker, Explore and Play Lab at the University of North Florida.

WATCH: Therapy dog added to local special education school, students delighted! WTLV-WJXX

Schools never want to play favorites, but at the North Florida School of Special Education, the new staff member might be everyone's favorite.

Heads or tails: Coin flip puts winless team in playoffs over Andrew Jackson Tigers 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 ...

Father praises Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to eliminate wait list for Gardiner scholarship WTLV-WJXX

Up until Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis' announcement, 2000 families were on the wait list for the Gardiner scholarship at the North Florida School of Special ...

Vigil held for First Coast High School student

Family and friends are mourning the loss of an 11th-grade football player from First Coast High School.

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 ...

Increased police presence at Landmark Middle School WTLV-WJXX

Following a student threat, school officials announced that there will be an increase in police presence on Tuesday at Landmark Middle School.

Duval County superintendent hopes to tackle safety, bullying in public schools WTLV-WJXX

"I want to bring a new set of eyes and really collaborate with the individuals who have been here in the trenches working hard for this school district," said Dr.

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.

10 famous people who attended Jacksonville schools

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 ...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issues executive order to eliminate Common Core standards WTLV-WJXX

Technically, Florida still has many of the same Common Core concepts in place today; they were just repackaged differently.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Local Chick-fil-A restaurants participating in 'Stuff the Bus' WTLV-WJXX

Now until August 3, businesses can sign up to collect supplies, then bring the collected supplies to the Markets at Town Center to help stuff the buses.

Technical Foul: Providence School high-profile basketball program hit with major fine  First Coast News

The Providence School of Jacksonville is facing a technical foul. The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) conducted an investigation that found ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

School bus problems in Clay County  First Coast News

Parents in Clay County say the school district needs to fix their transportation system. Parents argue buses aren't running on time and their children are getting ...

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 ...

WATCH: New technology promises to give investigators better look at school bus crashes WTLV-WJXX

Safety and training supervisor John McKinley says a new piece of technology aboard school buses will give the company a new way of tracking crashes and ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

2 Duval County students killed overnight in Yulee

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 ...

Local father battles travel site to attend son's military graduation WTLV-WJXX

Buying airline tickets on travel sites like Travelocity can save money but one First Coast father learned the hard way that those deals are loaded with restrictions.

Local gang expert: Gangs are in Jacksonville high schools

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

Racist signs found above water fountains at Florida high...  Atlanta Journal Constitution

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

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.

UF professor gets physical with students during graduation, University president apologizes WTLV-WJXX

Videos popping up on social media showed an usher forcibly removing students from the stage after they received their diplomas during the university's ...

Teacher accused of sex with student in St. Johns previously accused of kissing student in Duval

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 ...

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.

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 ...

HBCUs snag top three-star athletes on national football signing day  The Undefeated

College football national signing day is done, and players, coaches and schools hope the signings will usher in a new regime of top-ranked historically black ...

Alcorn State was the only real choice for quarterback Noah Johnson  The Undefeated

Quarterback Noah Johnson had college offers on the table when his high school football career came to an end three years ago, but schools wanted to play ...

First Coast cheerleaders and band overcome rain with school spirit

About 10 minutes before kick-off at the Fletcher High School Senators' game against the First Coast High School Buccaneers, heavy rain began to fall.

Bennett College on the verge of losing accreditation  The Undefeated

Bennett College, one of only two historically black colleges for women, again is facing loss of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and ...

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 ...

To Grambling’s Eddie Robinson, football was more about molding men than winning  The Undefeated

Edward Gay Robinson would have been 100 years old Wednesday. The only child of a sharecropper and a domestic servant, he was born in Jackson, ...

An HBCU bowl game wins out over NCAA playoffs  The Undefeated

The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl this weekend in Atlanta is the first of 41 nationally televised bowl games, giving historically black colleges and univer…

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, ...

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