Batman walks bullied Florida toddler to school
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (AP) — It wasn't Gotham City, but Batman descended on a Florida preschool to help a 3-year-old girl who was being bullied.
Heavy metals found in groundwater near coal plants
CHRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (AP) — Environmental officials say heavy metals from coal ash have seeped into groundwater at a Duke Energy complex along Florida's Gulf Coast.
Florida middle school teacher Dayanna Volitich submitted her resignation after it was found she was also the host of a white supremacist podcast called "Unapologetic" and the voice behind a Twitter account riddled with racist and anti-Semitic posts.
The Citrus County School District removed Volitich from the classroom while it investigated her behavior after The Huffington Post broke the story in March.
Florida teacher ‘removed’ from classroom over white-nationalist podcast
A Florida middle school teacher was "removed" from classroom duties on Sunday after she was accused of hosting a secret white-nationalist podcast in which she allegedly bragged about touting her beliefs in the classroom, authorities said.
Florida teacher accused of operating racist podcast
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida middle-school teacher accused of operating a white nationalist podcast under an online alias has been removed from her classes while her employer investigates.
The Citrus County School District said in a statement Sunday that it was notified of the teacher's podcast and racist statements on Thursday by a HuffPost reporter. Citrus County is about 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Tampa on Florida's Gulf coast.
Paint companies, radio employees paint over racist slur
CITRUS HILLS, Fla. (AP) — Two paint companies volunteered their services for free to paint over the exterior of a Florida home belonging to an African-American family after it was vandalized with a spray-painted racist slur.
A group of 18 seventh- and eighth-graders from St. Mary’s School in Sycamore participated in a four-day science trip to the Tampa Bay region of Florida. The group learned about natural habitats and sea life in Florida by engaging in activities such as a shark and squid dissection, kayaking in the mangroves, dip-catching a variety of ocean species, swimming and encountering several manatees in the Crystal River, and snorkeling over a mile in the Rainbow River. The students were accompanied by their science teacher, Anita Turner, and several parent chaperones.