ASTRONAUT HIGH SCHOOL
Police: Student armed with loaded handgun arrested during Astronaut High Jr. Varsity Football game
TITUSVILLE, Fla. — A 17-year-old Astronaut High School student armed with a loaded handgun was arrested Thursday night just steps away from the school’s football field where a game was in progress. Titusville police say detectives are still working to figure out exactly what the student’s intentions were. >>> STREAM CHANNEL 9 EYEWITNESS NEWS LIVE <<<READ: Report: Parkland school mass shooter Nikolas Cruz to plead guiltyAccording to police, a 911 caller reported that a student at the Jr. Varsity Football game may have a handgun. Officers first tried to arrest the student just off school property, but say the juvenile ran towards the football field where a game was underway with fans in the stands.wftv.com
Assault rifle raffle for Astronaut High School graduation event sparks outrage, support
The ArmaLite-style assault rifle was among the items being advertised in the Project Graduation raffle. Still, overwhelmingly, many parents on social media expressed support for the raffle and said it was an example of people exercising their Second Amendment rights. “We did direct them to say you can’t have AHS on any type of raffle no matter what,” Bruhn said. Future raffles that may involve a firearm should still not feature school names in Brevard County, according to Bruhn. A Project Graduation organizer did not return a request for comment as of Monday afternoon.
Former Brevard high school coach, teacher dies
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A retired teacher and coach with ties to two Brevard County high schools died this week, according to officials with Brevard Public Schools. Randy Hallock retired from coaching at Astronaut High School in 2016 and at the beginning of this school year, he retired from teaching at Eau Gallie High School, according to the school district. [TRENDING: This woman received the first COVID-19 vaccine | Judge scolds theme park trespasser | Chuck Yeager dies at 97]“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Randy Hallock,” BPS said in a statement. “He is known for his positive impact on the young people he served during his years with us. Our thoughts are with the Hallock family and our students and staff at both Astronaut High and Eau Gallie High as they mourn this loss.”Eau Gallie’s head football coach Christopher Sands reacted to the news in a tweet Tuesday, writing “Coach, you touched so many lives.”