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High schools across Florida receive false active shooter phone calls, following disturbing nationwide pattern

Law enforcement across Florida received hoax phone calls of active shooter situations at schools on Tuesday, including at Eastside and Santa Fe high schools in Alachua County. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office quickly responded to find no real threat. Similar calls were made around Florida on Tuesday, including in Miami, Orlando and Tampa. These calls have been made to around 50 schools across the nation over the past month. This includes Ohio, Minnesota and South Carolina. All the calls were made on the same day in each state as they did in Florida. The FBI is taking the lead in the national investigation and has already begun speaking with the Alachua Sheriff’s Office.

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Rock revetment project underway to restore Flagler Beach shoreline after Hurricane Ian

Florida Department of Transportation crews began rock and sand revetment Wednesday on the shoreline along State Road A1A as part of its emergency recovery effort after Tropical Storm Ian ravaged the state’s Atlantic coast. Rock revetment absorbs energy from incoming waves and prevents damage from coastal erosion by layering stone and sand on shorelines to create a barrier between the ocean and the shore. FDOT crews will use coquina rock between South 9th Street and South 23rd Street to return the beach’s shoreline to its pre-storm conditions. The crews will work during the day, and the project is estimated to take about two weeks to complete. FDOT asks pedestrians and motorists to use caution and obey traffic signs directing them through the work area.

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