Group wants to remove school resource officers from Lake County Schools
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A group of people gathered outside the Lake County School Board ahead of Monday’s school board meeting calling for the removal of school resource officers. Lake County resident Cassandra Brown has two daughters; she spoke at the meeting on Monday. “When was it OK for that man to pull out a taser and tase a child in front of everyone?” questioned Aryana Brown from Lake County. AdThe Lake County School Board Chairman said taxpayers recently voted to have more security in schools and they’ve also used the funding for more services. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said they’re always working to better bridge the gap with kids and that law enforcement is needed in schools.
Deputy’s use of Taser on Eustis High School student within agency policy, sheriff’s office says
EUSTIS, Fla. – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy was justified in using his Taser on a Eustis High School student while trying to break up a fight on Tuesday. The video appears to show the student slapping at the deputy’s face and kneeing him, which is also described within the incident report. The video ends when both the deputy and the student get back to their feet and the deputy draws his Taser. According to the report, Brown gave the student verbal commands to stop, threatening to use the stun gun if she did not listen. According to the report, the student later apologized to Brown claiming she “blacked out” in a fit of anger.
Eustis student arrested after gun found in backpack
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A Eustis High School student was arrested after a gun was found in his backpack on Monday, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said the school resource deputy responded to a classroom after a teacher found a 9mm Kel-Tec Luger pistol in a student’s backpack. LCSO said the 16-year-old student did not know the gun was in the backpack and said he had “fished” it out of Lake Eustis using a rope and a magnet. Deputies said the student was transported to the Lake County Jail. He is facing charges of possession of a gun on campus and two counts of possession of a controlled substance after deputies said they found a Ritalin pill and Zolpidem pill in a bottle in his backpack.
Free COVID-19 testing underway for Lake County students
CLERMONT, Fla. Just days before the first day of school, Lake County students will have an opportunity to get tested for COVID-19. It's not mandatory for students but the tests are being offered for free. "The whole idea is to be able to start the school year in a way we hope will minimize the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in our schools," Sherri Owens, spokesperson for Lake County Schools said. Student testing will be available Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to noon at East Ridge High School, Eustis High School, Umatilla High School and South Lake High School. The first day of school in Lake County is Aug 24.
Eustis H.S. honors its teachers
Schools all around the country are finding unique ways to celebrate teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, and Eustis High School jumped on that bandwagon Thursday with a drive-thru parade filled with cheering, posters and lots of gifts to celebrate teachers. Every year we usually do a week-long celebration recognizing our teachers, Principal Tracy Clark said. I just cant say enough good about them and how theyve stepped up to the plate.Eustis High is home to around 80 teachers. According to Clark, it was important to their school that all the gifts be purchased locally to help local businesses. We are extremely proud of the fact that we are a team and we will get through this together.dailycommercial.com
Eustis, Wildwood girls basketball teams fall in regionals
The Eustis High School girls basketball team lost to Wesley Chapel 54-45 on the road in a Class 4A-Region 2 semifinal game on Tuesday, while Wildwood fell 47-41 at Hawthorne in the Class 1A-Region 4 title game. The Eustis High and Wildwood Middle High schools girls basketball teams watched their seasons come to an end Tuesday, short of both teams goal. Eustis fell to Wesley Chapel 54-45 on the road in a Class 4A-Region 2 semifinal game, while Wildwood lost 47-41 at Hawthorne in the Class 1A-Region 4 championship. Wesley Chapel outscored Eustis 18-10 over the final eight minutes to break open what had been a one-point game heading into the fourth quarter. For Wildwood, a sluggish first quarter put the Wildcats in nine-point hole which they were never able to overcome.dailycommercial.com
Hay steps down as Eustis football coach after 8 seasons
Longtime Eustis High School football coach Mike Hay announced Thursday that he was stepping down as coach after eight years and a 30-51 record with the program. EUSTIS Longtime Eustis High School football coach Mike Hay announced Thursday that he was stepping down as coach after eight years with the program. Hay compiled a 30-51 record during his eight seasons as head coach, including a 1-9 mark in 2019. In addition to his duties as football coach and assistant athletic director, Hay also stepped in last season and coached the Panthers baseball team after longtime coach David Lee died suddenly just weeks before the preseason practices began. "I (also) would like to thank (former Eustis) Principal Nancy Velez and (current) Principal Tracy Clark, and (Tomlinson) for their unwavering support of the EHS football program," Hay wrote.dailycommercial.com
Eustis girls cruise past MDCA in clash of Golden Triangle rivals
With the win, Eustis improved to 17-5 on the season, while MDCA fell to 12-10. With the win, Eustis improved to 17-5 on the season, while MDCA fell to 12-10. The Panthers led 4-0 just 30 seconds into the game and added on from there. MDCA, to its credit, played hard from start to finish, but couldnt match up with Eustis skill level. Eustis led by as many at 51 points.dailycommercial.com
Eustis turns in total team effort in dominating win against Leesburg
With the win, Eustis improved to 12-6 on the season, while Leesburg fell to 12-6. EUSTIS Bradley Douglas scored 15 points and Cory Robinson added 14, and the Eustis High School boys basketball team led from to start to finish on Friday in a 70-44 win against Leesburg in the Panther Den. With the win, Eustis improved to 12-6 on the season, while Leesburg fell to 12-6. McCloud finished with just seven points. Devin Graham added eight, while Nickerson and Dandre Seward scored seven apiece.dailycommercial.com
Eustis girls end holidays with hoop title
The Eustis High School girls basketball team closed out its holiday break on a high note. The Eustis High School girls basketball team closed out its holiday break on a high note. Eustis improved to 10-5 with Saturdays 60-51 win against Wesley Chapel in the championship game of the Hernando Holiday Classic at Brooksville Hernando High School. Boys basketballLike the Eustis girls team, Wildwoods boys team kept active by playing in three holiday tournaments. Championships will be determined from among eight high school teams and four Super Group teams, with both titles decided Saturday.dailycommercial.com
Eustis girls come on strong in second half to beat Leesburg
The Eustis High School girls basketball team overcame first-half foul trouble and 10-point halftime deficit to beat Leesburg 58-48 on Thursday in the Hive. With the win, Eustis improved to 5-4 on the season, while Leesburg fell to 3-7. LEESBURG The Eustis High School girls basketball team overcame first-half foul trouble and 10-point halftime deficit to beat Leesburg 58-48 on Thursday in the Hive. With the win, Eustis improved to 5-4 on the season, while Leesburg fell to 3-7. She entered the game with 2 minutes, 30 seconds left in the third and immediately hit a 3 pointer to cut the Leesburg lead to 34-32.dailycommercial.com
Douglas scores 37 to lead Eustis past Lake Minneola
Bradley Douglas scored a season high 37 points his third straight game with at least 30 points on Tuesday to lead the Eustis High School boys basketball team to an 84-73 win against Lake Minneola in the Panther Den. EUSTIS Bradley Douglas scored a season high 37 points his third straight game with at least 30 points on Tuesday to lead the Eustis High School boys basketball team to an 84-73 win against Lake Minneola in the Panther Den. With the win, Eustis improved to 3-0 on the season, while Lake Minneola fell to 1-1. The lead changed hands multiple times with Lake Minneola leading by as many as four. Next up for Lake Minneola is Winter Park Trinity Prep at 4 p.m. Saturday.dailycommercial.com
HS Roundup: Eustis girls open regular season with double-digit win
Next up for the Raptors is a road game against Mount Dora at 6 p.m. Thursday. Eustis will play Mount Dora Christian Academy at 6 p.m. Friday in Brackett Gymnasium at MDCA. The senior scored Eustis first 10 points to offset an early lead for Wildwood in the first quarter. In the second game of the night, tournament host Mount Dora Christian Academy pulled away with a big second half to beat Orlando Olympia 75-56. The final night of the two-day tournament will Thursday when Eustis plays Olympia at 6 p.m. MDCA will play Wildwood 7 p.m.dailycommercial.com