ANOTHER RUMOR OF VIOLENCE REPORTED AT CORAL SHORES HIGH SCHOOL

Rumors are again circulating at Coral Shores High School regarding a threat of violence.
It’s the second such threat that students say are being rumored on social media platforms. In a Facebook post Friday afternoon, school officials said the high school has not received a threat, but kids are reporting rumors in their chats.
“We take this very seriously and are investigating with the sheriff’s office,” the post read.
Escalating rumors of violence between students circulated on social media on May 12 and it left the halls of Coral Shores High School largely empty on May 13. According to the school and the sheriff, the perceived threat was unsubstantiated.
Those with any information are asked to use the text tip line at 305-432-3364.
A senior parade is set to begin today at 5 p.m. from Treasure Village Montessori, as vehicles and floats will travel to Coral Shores High School.
This story will be updated as more becomes available.

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Jim McCarthy is a northerner who escaped the snow and frigid temperatures for warm living by the water. A former crime & court reporter and city editor for two Western New York newspapers, Jim has been honing his craft since his graduation from St. Bonaventure University in 2014. In his 3 years in the Keys, Jim has enjoyed connecting with the community. “One of my college professors would always preach to be curious,” he said. “Behind every person is a story that’s unique to them, and one worth telling. Behind every community is resiliency and resolve in difficult times. As writers, we are the ones who paint the pictures in the readers minds of the emotions, the struggles and the triumphs.” Jim serves as President of the Key Largo Sunset Rotary Club, which is composed of energetic members who serve the community’s youth and older populations. “It’s a group that lives by the motto ‘Service Above Self,’” he says. “We’ve done service projects at the Tavernier nursing home, sitting down and socializing with residents. “We’ve also supplied cameras to young students exploring the Keys ecosystem.” Jim loves sports, family and time exploring underneath the water depths.