Sunshine Protection Act Signed; Brush Fire Season 

Posted: 3:29 am Monday, March 26th, 2018

By Ann Kelly

 

Governor Scott signed the year-round Daylight Saving Time Bill on Friday, but it’s not law yet. The “Sunshine Protection Act” does need Congressional approval.

 

 

It’s brush fire season and Polk county firefighters were busy fighting a 450-acre fire off near Nalcrest, just to the east of Lake Wales. Some home were evacuated briefly, and as of last night the fire was about 50% contained.

 

 

After five bomb threats in four days in Brooksville at Central High School and Endeavor Academy yesterday a seventeen year old female student was arrested and charged with making a total of six false bomb threats. Estimates are only ten per cent showed up for classes on Thursday. The HSCO said she admitted to calling in the false threats, and Hernando County Sheriff Al Neinhause wants her charged as an adult.

 

 

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri

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  last 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.