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The #MeToo and #TimesUp hashtags have brought sexual harassment and violence stories to the forefront of the news. For the Gainesville community, the PACE Center for Girls Alachua offers support to local girls who suffer from various underlying issues that lead to academic decline, one of which is sexual abuse.
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UF Holds a vigil for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Afternoon News In 90, February 22, 2018 / WUFT News
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A call for change has emerged after 17 students were killed in the Parkland shooting on Feb. 14. And while gun control is at the forefront of the discussion, a second topic has surfaced both nationally and within Alachua County: the need to address mental health resources for high school students.
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In a comprehensive safety study conducted by Florida Department of Transportation traffic operations, the state is looking into creating two-way turn lanes in the area of Rock Creek as part of a project that stretches down Northwest 34th Street from Northwest 16th Avenue to U.S. Highway 441. The project could start as early as 2021, relieving the area of traffic crashes caused from drivers making left-hand turns.
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WUFT News by Christina Schuler - 14h ago
Marion County is implementing ALICE, a nationally recognized school shooting protocol, to all 52 of their public schools.
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A small contingent of parents from Gainesville traveled to Tallahasse for a rally led by high school students from Parkland, where last week's deadly school shooting took place.
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Thousands of high school students and protestors ascended on the state capitol Wednesday to show their support for stricter gun laws following last week’s mass shooting that left 17 people dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive in Sunrise Wednesday by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school.
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North Marion High School will teach ALICE Training, a new security protocol, beginning this week, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.
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Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect American school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump sat rapt and motionless, listening intently as raw emotions reverberated at the White House.
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