Posted: 3:29 am Friday, March 23rd, 2018
By Ann Kelly
After five bomb threats in four days a lot of students didn’t show up for school in Brooksville at Central High School and Endeavor Academy yesterday. Estimates are only ten per cent showed up for classes on Thursday. Hernando County Sheriff Al Neinhause believes the threats are related and coninutes to ask for information from students and parents. The Sheriff said even if the person who called in those threats is a juvenile he wants them charged as an adult.
Active shooter drills will be a part of the school day just as fire drills are before long across Tampa Bay. Some schools are already doing monthly drills, along with added security measures and the addition of more school resource officers. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told the Pinellas County Comissioners earlier this week that it will cost almost $24 million additional dollars to put school resource officers in schools by July 1st. No action was taken on the issue, and workshops are scheduled for more discussion.
Liquidation Sales which were expected to start at Bay area Toys R Us locations in Tampa Bay and across the nation should start today. Those were expected to start on Thursday. If you have a gift card for Toy R Us or Babies R Us, or a store credit use them in the next 30 days. The owners of the chain filed for bankruptcy and now some stores have already posted signs warning they will be closing in less than 11 days. Check here for more information.
It’s good news for homeowners across Tampa Bay with prices still on the rise as of last month. A story in this morning’s Tampa Bay Times cites Pasco as having the greatest increase. But sales in Pinellas and Hillsborough have gone done due to a lack of homes that are affordable to most buyers.