Week 9: Football Friday Night on 9
ORLANDO, Fla. — Playoffs positions are on the line as we head into week 9 of high school football. Check out all the highlights from week nine, including our McCoy Federal Credit Union game of the week featuring Oviedo High School and Lyman High School. Read: Sports Night on 9 Sitdown with Franz WagnerRead: College Football returns to WFTV Channel 9You can watch WFTV Football Friday Night presented by McCoy Federal Credit Union every Friday night after WFTV Tonight at 11:30 p.m.Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live. ©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Port Orange student finds fentanyl near bathroom at Atlantic High School
PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Police in Volusia County are investigating after a small bag containing the deadly drug fentanyl was found on a school campus. Watch: Law enforcement warns students that fake threats to schools have real consequencesDeputies said a student alerted a teacher after finding a bag with powder inside at Atlantic High School in Port Orange. Read: Longwood boy, 14, charged with felony for social media threat to Lyman High SchoolThe teacher alerted a school resource officer, who tested the power and got a presumptive positive result for fentanyl. Read: Elderly woman trapped after large tree crashes into home in Daytona BeachAn investigation into how the drugs got inside the school is ongoing. Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, and click here to watch the latest news on your Smart TV.wftv.com
Law enforcement warns students that fake threats to schools have real consequences
ORLANDO, Fla. — There have been a concerning number of threats that have recently been made against Central Florida schools. Read: Longwood boy, 14, charged with felony for social media threat to Lyman High SchoolIn the last few days two local high schools have been disrupted by teenagers reporting false threats. These fake threats have to be taken seriously and have real consequences. A 14-year-old is facing a felony charge this week after he was accused of making a social media threat against students at Lyman High School. Law enforcement officials across Florida say social media is driving this behavior.wftv.com
Longwood boy, 14, charged with felony for social media threat to Lyman High School
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — A 14-year-old boy has been charged with a felony after deputies say he made a threat online that prompted extra security at a local High School.
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Social media threat prompts enhanced security Monday at high school in Seminole County
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Officials at Lyman High School in Seminole County said they are addressing a “non-credible” threat made on social media. Read: Police: ‘Cruel prank’ led to panic at Mainland High School FridaySchool leaders said they were notified Sunday night of a threat to Lyman High School. School administrators and law enforcement quickly identified the source of the threat and made contact, officials said. “Appropriate disciplinary and legal action will be applied.”Read: E-PASS offers new discount program for Central Florida driversOfficials said additional law enforcement and heightened security will be present on campus out of an abundance of caution. Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, and click here to watch the latest news on your Smart TV.wftv.com
Seminole County high school student arrested for having gun on campus
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — A student at Lyman High School was arrested Friday for having an unloaded gun on campus, according to school officials. Around 1:30 p.m., school resources officers with the Longwood Police Department were notified of a 15-year-old student causing a disturbance with a school employee, according to police. READ: Palm Bay Magnet High School launches firefighter programOfficers searched the backpack and found the unloaded gun inside it. “One of the top priorities of Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) and our entire staff here at Lake Howell High School is to create a safe, positive, and focused learning environment,” the email reads. “Your child’s well-being is of primary concern, and we take these incidents very seriously.”READ: Lyman High School students receive yearbooks after photo controversy delayNo further details were immediately available.wftv.com
Lyman High School students receive yearbooks after photo controversy delay
Lyman High School students receive yearbooks after photo controversy delay (WFTV)SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Students at Lyman High school began lining up early Friday morning to begin picking up their yearbooks after a slight delay. Because photos and captions were not caught earlier in the proofreading process, the school decided the most cost-effective solution was to place stickers over the photos. Read: DeSantis, Disney butt heads over Florida’s ‘Parental Rights in Education’ billOn Tuesday, students showed up at the school board meeting to speak against the plan. In the end, the school board decided not to cover up the page in the Lyman High School yearbook after all, and approved a motion to allow the district’s legal team to review a statement that would be added to the yearbook page so it would comply with school board policy. Read: Disney CEO says he opposes Florida’s controversial Parental Rights in Education billYearbook co-editor Skye Tiedermann is glad to be closing this chapter of her high school experience.wftv.com
CDC panel unanimously recommends Pfizer Covid vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11 in critical step toward clearance
If she signs off, which is expected as early as late Tuesday, vaccinations for young kids could begin immediately. At least 2,316 kids ages 5 to 11 have suffered from multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C, a rare but serious Covid-related complication, according to data shared by the CDC at the meeting. In addition, there have been at least 1.9 million Covid cases in the age group, 8,300 hospitalizations and at least 94 deaths, CDC adviser Dr. Matthew Daley told the committee. Fully vaccinating 1 million kids ages 5 to 11 would prevent 58,000 Covid infections, 241 hospitalizations, 77 ICU stays and one death, according to a modeled scenario published by the Food and Drug Administration last week. The condition is not expected to be as prevalent in kids ages 5 to 11 as it is in teens, Dr. Matthew Oster, a pediatric cardiologist with the CDC, told the committee Tuesday.cnbc.com
Central Florida school districts making plans to vaccinate elderly teachers
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Seminole County officials announced that next Wednesday they will be partnering with the school district to vaccinate teachers and staff that are over the age of 65 at Lyman High School. “This really came about by us working with our local health department here in Seminole County. Just Thursday evening, Dr. Raul Pino from the Florida Department of Health in Orange County announced plans to work with Orange County Public Schools on Jan. 24 to vaccinate staff over the age of 65. But he said vaccinating teachers in his district is still very much contingent on getting the doses. Colon said while the commitment to provide the vaccine to teachers is there, the doses have to be available.
Seminole County schools asks more than 100 people to quarantine after exposure to COVID-19
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. Seminole County Public Schools has asked 102 people to quarantine after coming in contact with a student who tested positive for COVID-19, the district said Tuesday. Number of people exposed to COVID-19 at Seminole County schools:Hagerty High School: 11Lake Brantley High School: 18Lawton Elementary School: 21Lyman High School: 26Teague Middle School: 11Wilson Elementary School: 15These reports are in addition to the 51 people across the district asked to self-quarantine last week. Lake Mary Elementary and Lake Brantley High reported the presence of COVID-19 on campus last week. As of Tuesday, Lake Brantley High School has 51 people self-quarantining. The district says by its count, there are 153 people in precautionary quarantine since school started on Aug. 17.
Former 49ers lineman from Central Florida participates in protests for George Floyd
Weve seen several current and former athletes participate in protests over the death of George Floyd and against police brutality and systemic racism. Central Florida native Ian Williams calls California home now after a career with the San Francisco 49ers. The former Lyman Greyhound and Notre Dame grad stood and marched in, multiple protests in San Jose, California. Like every protester, Ian is demanding justice for George Floyd, and an end to police brutality and systemic racism. Only when he told him he was a player on the 49ers did the tone change and Ian was released.
Lyman High student used speaker to blast gunfire audio in hallway, police say
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Two days after shooting threats were found in multiple bathrooms at Lyman High School, a student is accused of using a speaker to play audio of gunfire in the hallway, according to Longwood police. Officers said the student took advantage of the fact that students and faculty were on edge Thursday, two days after the written threats, which were later deemed not credible, were found on bathroom stalls. [PREVIOUS: Threat found written on bathroom walls at Lyman High, school says]Police said the boy, whose name has not been released, used a Bluetooth speaker to play audio that sounded like gunfire as students were walking to assembly. Once officers were able to determine that there was not actually an active shooter on campus, the student was identified and arrested. Please be assured, there is absolutely zero threat to the Lyman campus," a message to parents read.
Lyman High student used speaker to blast gunfire audio in hallway, police say
Two days after shooting threats were found in multiple bathrooms at Lyman High School, a student is accused of using a speaker to play audio of gunfire in the hallway, according to Longwood police. Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
Threat found written on bathroom walls at Lyman High, school says
iStock/VMSEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Surveillance video helped administrators identify the two students who wrote a threat on bathroom walls at Lyman High School, officials said. On Tuesday, school officials said they found a threat message written on the walls of several bathrooms across campus. On Wednesday, officials announced that surveillance video helped them identify the two students involved and they were arrested. Please be assured, there is absolutely zero threat to the Lyman campus," a message to parents read. Students are asked to report threats or any suspicious activity to a school employee, submit it through the P3 Campus app or call the SpeakOut hotline at 1-800-423-8477.
'You're getting shot for fun:' Girl accused of school shooting threat
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - A 16-year-old girl is accused of making a comment about wanting to commit a school shooting during a group chat, according to the Altamonte Springs Police Department. We have no tolerance for these type of threats, Altamonte Springs Police Officer Michelle Sosa said. Next person to say something is the first person I will shoot on the school shooting that will take place this Friday... (redacted) youre getting shot for fun I cant stand that fish face, the text read, according to authorities. The girl didn't realize her sister sent the message until the next morning, at which point the girl became upset and apologized, according to the affidavit. Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to call the Altamonte Springs Police Department at 407-339-2441.
Orlando-area students participate in walkouts in wake of school shooting
Walkouts were reported Wednesday at Hagerty High School, Lake Mary High School, Oviedo High School, University High School in Orange City and Lyman High School, among other schools across the state. Video showed students sitting on the ground outside of University High School in Orlando chanting "What do we want? Officials from Volusia County Schools said more than 2,000 students participated in a walk out at University High School in Orange City. Seminole County School DistrictWhile the district isn't organizing the event, officials have been made aware and school administrators have been notified. The principal at University High School in Orange City estimates more than 2,000 students participate.