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HURRICANE MICHAEL: Florida State University closes for the remainder of the week as Hurricane Michael threatens the Panhandle. Florida A&M University and several school districts announced they would close for at least part of the week, Heavy.com reports.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA: A firm that advises about two dozen Florida school boards recommends against adoption of a medical marijuana usage policy for students.
ON THE MOVE: Pasco County’s Wesley Chapel High gets a new principal.
DUAL ENROLLMENT: Sarasota and Manatee county high school students explore options after State College of Florida announces it won’t support dual enrollment courses at local high schools, the Herald-Tribune reports.
TAXES: Gainesville city commissioners offer support for the Alachua County school district’s sales tax referendum, which would support school construction and maintenance projects, WUFT reports.
BOARDING SCHOOL: A Broward County prep school aims to expand its scope with a new 300-room international dorm, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LOCKED DOWN: Five Broward County schools go into “code red” lockdown while police investigated shooting threats, which turned out to be unsubstantiated, the Miami Herald reports.
SCHOOL THREATS: The state launches a new mobile application to allow students to anonymously report threats of violence or criminal activity, WOKV reports.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: Broward County school district leaders discuss the type of services to provide for students, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
BAD ACTS: A Lee County teacher loses his job and certification over inappropriate sex comments to a female student, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.