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On Tuesday, the Leon County Commission held a regular meeting. Read about what happened in TR’s Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs.
A man was retained at Astoria Park Elementary Tuesday morning, the district announced. A man was experiencing a mental crisis around 10:00 a.m. which caused the school to be placed in a lockdown. A Leon County Schools guardian interacted with the man and said “It was not a calm interaction.” TPD said the man will not be charged at this time and it is unclear why he was at the school.
After last Saturday’s shooting at Blairstone at Governor’s Square Apartments, it was determined that a man was hot in the stomach during the altercation. “Preliminary findings indicate there was a verbal dispute and at some point a firearm was produced,” the TPD statement said. No arrests have yet been made.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently stated that he would use the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights to target Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives if elected president. “Yes, of course, you don’t discriminate against a racial minority,” DeSantis said. “But you also have to look at corporate America, government, academia, how they are wielding things like DEI in a discriminatory manner against other people. And so we will say no tolerance for discrimination of all kind, regardless of whether you’re in the majority or the minority.”
Trulieve has contributed another $550,000 in May to the Smart & Safe Florida political committee with the goal of legalizing recreational marijuana. Notably, Trulieve announced earlier this month that Smart & Safe had gathered and submitted more than enough verified signed petitions to place the measure on the ballot. But the initiative still must pass muster with the Florida Supreme Court.
FAMU baseball had four players named to MLB’s HBCU Swingman Classic, the game to be played on MLB Network during All-Star Week. The HBCU Swingman Classic highlights the history and legacy of HBCU baseball programs and gives 50 HBCU baseball players to play on national television.