Pine Ridge teacher fired for spraying water at autistic student – News – Daily Commercial – Leesburg, FL

TAVARES — The Lake County School Board voted Monday to terminate a Pine Ridge Elementary ESE teacher for allegedly using a water bottle to redirect an autistic, nonverbal student when he failed to follow instructions.The board voted unanimously to fire Cara Sanderlin, who taught autistic students for three years at Pine Ridge in a small … Continue reading Pine Ridge teacher fired for spraying water at autistic student – News – Daily Commercial – Leesburg, FL

LGBTQ prom canceled for safety reasons after Christians bombard event space with threatening calls / LGBTQ Nation

A far right religious extremist posted the phone number online and all hell broke loose …   A library in Jacksonville, Florida, canceled an LGBTQ youth event after it came under attack from online activists, including Elizabeth “Activist Mommy” Johnston. Source: LGBTQ prom canceled for safety reasons after Christians bombard event space with threatening calls … Continue reading LGBTQ prom canceled for safety reasons after Christians bombard event space with threatening calls / LGBTQ Nation

He has publicly criticized Scientology for decades. Now he’s running for Clearwater City Council.

CLEARWATER — A man who has spent years publicly criticizing the Church of Scientology has announced he's running for City Council. Mark Bunker, 63, broadcast in a YouTube video last week his intention to run. Bunker said in a subsequent interview he had not decided whether to run for Seat 2, currently occupied by Jay Polglaze; or … Continue reading He has publicly criticized Scientology for decades. Now he’s running for Clearwater City Council.

Florida man sues after school resource officer taunts autistic son: report – Orlando Sentinel

Evan’s father, Derek Dowdey, has filed suit against the school district and sheriff’s office because of the incident at Osceola Middle School in Seminole, which he said has left his autistic son traumatized and in fear of authority figures, according to a story in the Tampa Bay Times. Source: Florida man sues after school resource … Continue reading Florida man sues after school resource officer taunts autistic son: report – Orlando Sentinel