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Racist photo leads to punishment for Florida students

PALM CITY, Fla. -- A half-dozen Florida students posed for a photo outside a middle school while holding large letters that spelled out a racial slur, school officials said. The school will follow its code of student conduct in responding to the pupils' action, Martin County School District Superintendent John Millay said in a statement Thursday. He explained that state and federal laws prevent the district from identifying the students or releasing any other specific information about possible punishment. No school personnel were involved, the statement added.
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Deputies identify Florida woman who threw rubber snake after high-speed chase

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. – The driver who led Martin County Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase, causing a rollover crash and later throwing a rubber snake at them, has been identified. According to deputies, Dawn LaShawn Laprade, 54, of Vero Beach drove up to 100 miles per hour...

Crews pick up derailed train cars in Jensen Beach; investigation turned to FEC

JENSEN BEACH — After part of a freight train derailed and shook up a Jensen Beach neighborhood Thursday evening, workers were getting the cars back on the tracks in sweltering afternoon heat Friday. Five train cars toppled off the tracks and three derailed but remained standing, Martin County Fire Rescue District Chief Joshua Shell said. ...
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Half-Dozen Florida Middle-Schoolers in Trouble Over Racist Photo Pose

A half-dozen Florida students posed for a photo outside a middle school while holding large letters that spelled out a racial slur, school officials said. The school will follow its code of student conduct in responding to the pupils' action, Martin County School District Superintendent John Millay said in a statement Thursday. He explained that state and federal laws prevent the district from identifying the students or releasing any other specific information about possible punishment. No school personnel were involved, the statement added.
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Florida Woman Leads Police On Chase Throws A Snake At Them

A Florida woman decided to make a day of breaking the law and threw a snake at them. Officers in Martin County say what began as a normal traffic stop by a motorcycle officer spiraled out of control after the woman intentionally hit the deputy. Then she decided to lead police on a high speed chase where she allegedly struck another patrol car and a truck with three people inside.
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