Seminole County

Seminole County Public Schools assessing increased security measures after shooting on school campus

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — It’s been nine days since a shooting at Seminole High School in Sanford sent one student to the hospital.

During that time, school officials have been busy behind the scenes addressing the shooting and fights that have been ongoing in the district this past year.


In an email, Superintendent Serita Beamon told parents acts of violence will not be tolerated and there will be firm and swift action.

Since the shooting, school board members also met behind closed doors to address safety and security. The district is hiring a third-party entity to evaluate the campuses and formulate the next steps.

READ: Seminole Schools Superintendent addresses ‘inexcusable act of violence’ after Seminole High shooting

There will also be a task force composed of members of the community, law enforcement and district officials to look at the problems specifically related to Seminole High School.

Eliser Maldonado has a daughter that goes to Seminole High and said she would like to see more security in place.

READ: 16-year-old charged in connection with shooting at Seminole High School identified

On Saturday, the annual District Parent Academy and a mental health counselor will be on-site from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Jeff Levkulich

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Jeff Levkulich joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in June 2015.

Sarah Wilson

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.