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Police & Fire, Schools
The lockdown has been lifted after Clearwater Police say they found no evidence of a gun or shots fired.
Students in Clearwater won't have to go to school on Monday, Feb. 18.
The Pinellas School Board is considering hiring mental health counselors who would evaluate students identified as potential security risks and make sure they get treatment, TBO.com reports.
Tattoo artist Walter Smith was told he isn't welcome at the event at Clearwater Fundamental Middle School, where he has spoken the last two years and where his daughter is a student, according to ABC Action News.
How did a coach labeled as a "no rehire" end up at Countryside, where he was removed for making inappropriate comments toward a varsity player? The Tampa Bay Times investigates.
Schools, Public Safety
The 15-year-old student was found to be carrying an unloaded .380-caliber handgun along with ammunition Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The school was put on lockdown for about 10 minutes until the gun was secured.
The high school went on lockdown for about 10 minutes after a student was found to be carrying a gun, officials said. The lockdown is over and the weapon was secured.
Back to School
School will resume Tuesday and all operations will go on as normal, the district said.
The district has canceled classes and before- and after-school activities due to the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac.
Public Safety, Back to School
The Clearwater Police Department's crackdown on school safety resulted in more than 100 citations earlier this week — including one DUI arrest.
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