The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, October 27th

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, October 27th

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At the last city commission meeting, elected officials addressed towing fees, zoning for fraternities and sororities, and T-Pain. Get the details.

In 2022 approximately 22.5% of LCS students missed more than 21 days of school. This translates to approximately 7,400 students. Get the details.

A new AI gun detection system has been installed into multiple Leon County high schools. The system is called Zero Eyes where it searches security camera footage to check for a brandished gun. LCS Chief of Safety and Security Jimmy Williams said the technology is invaluable. The school board invested $30,000 in the new system.


Tonight at 5:30 p.m., the Florida High Seminoles volleyball team (23-5) will host Trinity Catholic (Ocala, 16-9) for a chance to play in the 3A regional finals.

The No. 1 Florida State women’s soccer team clinched the outright ACC Regular Season Championship and completed the first full undefeated regular season in school history in a 5-0 win over NC State Thursday evening on Senior Night. Lauren Flynn secured a hat trick in the win.


Gov. Ron DeSantis said that the Wednesday night shootings in Lewiston, Maine “could be another example of a failure of our nation’s mental health system.” The shootings reportedly took place across multiple location in Lewiston. The were reportedly at least 18 killed and more than a dozen others injured.

On Thursday, Governor Ron DeSantis said he arranged to send weapons, ammunition and drones to Israel in preparation for an incursion in Gaza over the Hamas attacks. The move comes after DeSantis declared a state of emergency via executive order giving Florida’s Department of Emergency Management the authority to “bring Floridians home and transport necessary supplies to Israel.”

A new report from the University of Florida indicates that the agricultural land losses in Miami-Dade county are causing the county to reach a “critical point.” In 1959, the county has 120,000 acres of farmland and could be expected to be below 64,800 acres.


3 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, October 27th"

  1. Meanwhile, over at our southern ghetto, the FAMU Homecoming Weekend CARNAGE so far:
    2 shootings
    2 injured
    1 dead woman
    I guess since nobody goes to Governor’s Square Mall anymore, it is now safe to shop there on what has typically been Tallahassee’s Most Dangerous Weekend?

  2. @ Snidely… agreed. This seems to be a somewhat feckless “after-the-fact” placating measure. Typically, if someone has already “brandished” the weapon, they’re only seconds away from using it. My guess is staff will hear a gun shot before the program is through its cycle of reviewing camera footage.

    Preventing the weapon from getting inside the school in the first place should be the focus. Leave it to government to waste tax dollars to play with a new toy. As always, one will never find a solution to a problem one refuses to recognize.

  3. A question or two about the AI Gun Detection System:
    1. The word Brandished – now I did not not Google the word but the term “Brandished” to the best of my recall means that the shooter has already pulled the pistol out and is likely waiving it around with a finger on the trigger. I dont see that stage of a warning (even with using the ultra techie and ultra cool initials A. I.) as being as helpfull as running the little “G’s” thru a metal detector and taking the guns away each morning.
    2. $30,000. seems kind of a small investment on a life saving safety equiptment system. Is there more money to be spent in the future?
    3. And finally how are vendor’s showing gratitude to Rocky these days? I would imagine the old HAA HAA method of payment was abandoned years ago soon after it was reported on.
    OK it turned out to be 3 questions.

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