School Board member holds meeting to address gun violence at an Orlando middle school

ORLANDO, Fla. — Last week, incidents at three high schools across Seminole and Orange counties resulted in at least 14 students being arrested for violence or threats.

This weekend, Orange County Superintendent Barbara Jenkins issued a message to OCPS families that any violence or threats of violence, real or a prank, will not be tolerated.

In early December, a fight led to a shooting outside Carver Middle School in Orlando. Police say the shots came from a 13-year-old boy who attended a private school nearby.

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No injuries were reported during this incident.

On Monday, Orange County Public Schools District 5 School Board member Vicki-Elaine Felder will host a community meeting to address the safety of students in the community surrounding Carver Middle School and Eccleston Elementary.

Felder said they’ll be bringing police, city and county leaders and people in the community together to find solutions.

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The town hall meeting will happen inside Carver Middle School at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Felder believes school fighting is a problem across Central Florida.

One resident Channel 9 spoke with agreed that change needs to happen.

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“And to be honest with you, there is a change that needs to take place in the area. Children fight. They fought when we were in school years ago. But it was different,” said resident Annie Carlton.

Channel 9 will have a crew at Monday’s meeting and bring you updates when they are available.

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