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Risk protection order issued against Lakeland High teacher accused of 'described hypothetical acts of violence' against school  The Ledger

Math teacher Keith Cook "described hypothetical acts of violence against the school" to students during a lockdown drill, Polk County Public Schools officials ...



Lakeland teacher on leave after telling students he'd 'be the best school shooter'  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Parents of students at Lakeland High School were alerted a teacher was placed under a risk protection order (RPO) Wednesday for allegedly describing what he ...



Teacher Forcibly Committed After Telling Students About Mass Shooting  Bay News 9

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A Polk County teacher was forcibly committed for a mental evaluation after he allegedly told his students how he would carry out a mass ...



Florida teacher Baker Acted after describing way to kill students: report  Orlando Sentinel

A Florida high school teacher was Baker Acted after describing in graphic detail how he would kill students if he was a school shooter.



Florida math teacher, an ex-Marine, on leave after telling students he would ‘be the best school shooter’  New York Daily News

A high school teacher is on administrative leave after telling a classroom of students that he would “be the best school shooter” and described a hypothetical ...



Editorial: Gigs and garlands - Opinion  The Ledger

We've just endured a week — it seems a lot longer — of controversy over President Donald Trump taking a Sharpie to a weather map in discussing Hurricane ...



Your good news in Polk County - News  The Ledger

National Sewing MonthThe Citrus Stitchers, part of the Brandon East Bay American Sewing Guild Chapter, is celebrating National Sewing Month at its ...



Golden remembrances of Rochelle High School - News  The Ledger

Lakeland's only black high school marks 50 years since its last graduating class during special reunion weekend. LAKELAND — Autry Denson walked into the ...



Photos: Three Lakeland High players sign with Florida Gators  The Ledger

Deyavie Hammond, Lloyd Summerall and Keon Zipperer announced that they would sign letters of intent with the University of Florida during a college signing ...



Photos: Photos: Lakeland Championship Celebration  The Ledger

Members of the team and coaches were recognized during a Championship Celebration for the Lakeland High School football team at Bryant Stadium in ...



Ranking Lakeland's 7 state championship seasons - Sports  The Ledger

Lakeland won its seventh state championship on Dec. 7, 2018, after beating nationally ranked Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, 33-20, in the FHSAA Class ...



Take a bow, Dreadnaughts! - News  The Ledger

Highlights of the Dreadnaughts' victory over the Raiders in the title game were shown on the big screen and fireworks were set off at the end of the video.



Polk graduation tickets in short supply - parents aren't happy  The Ledger

Grandparent Ricky Shirah: “This is not fair to the kids ... Everybody deserves the right to have their family there that day."



Lakeland names Taylor new boys basketball coach - Sports  The Ledger

LAKELAND — His teachers told him he'd be a coach some day, and now Henderson Taylor is a head coach.Lakeland athletic director Deron Collins announced ...



Polk County Schools 2019 Graduation Schedule, Changes  Lakeland, FL Patch

Polk County Schools Graduation Schedule, Changes - Lakeland, FL - Polk County Public Schools are planning some changes for 2019 graduations Meanwhile, ...



Lakeland trips up mistake-riddled St. Thomas Aquinas once again in a state final  Sun Sentinel

St. Thomas Aquinas renewed its state rivalry with Lakeland, but plagued by errors, dropped the Class 7A state championship game against the Dreadnaughts in ...



Lakeland police show off top K-9 teams at Lakeland High  The Ledger

LAKELAND — A parade of lights and sirens arrived at Lakeland High School's practice field Thursday night as Lakeland police held a public demonstration of ...



Winter Haven boasts smartest athletes - News  The Ledger

An earlier version of this story inadvertently left off several high schools when listing Polk County athletes' GPAs. This story has been updated. WINTER HAVEN ...



Teacher arrested for hit-and-run crash in Lakeland  WFLA

A Lakeland high school teacher is facing charges after deputies say she ran a red light, hit another car and then left the scene.



Looking back: Lakeland won 3 titles in 3 years of perfection  The Ledger

2003 wasn't a great year for Lakeland, but it sowed the seeds of one of the great runs in state history.



Project SEARCH graduates celebrated - News  The Ledger

The Project SEARCH program at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center works with students with disabilities, ages 18 to 22, to help prepare them for skilled ...



Lakeland vs. St. Thomas Aquinas: A championship game rivalry like no other in Florida history  The Ledger

This will be the sixth meeting between the two teams in a state championship game, more than any other two programs in Florida prep football history.



Editorial: Castle is king once again - Opinion  The Ledger

We extend a hearty congratulations to Lakeland High School football coach Bill Castle and his Dreadnaughts, who on Friday in Orlando hammered the highly ...



Lakeland High School student charged with making threats  The Ledger

LAKELAND — An 18-year-old Lakeland High School student was arrested Thursday on charges of transmitting a threat to conduct a mass shooting or an act of ...



Lakeland O-line emerged as strength on offense  The Ledger

Lakeland came into the 2018 season with one of the top junior running backs in the state, a versatile quarterback and a defense led by at least five Division-I ...



New Krystal in Lakeland first of its kind for Florida  The Ledger

Q&A with CEO Paul Macaluso, an Orlando native, reveals strategy for iconic Southern burger chain.



Lakeland big for the Gators 11 years later  247Sports

Lakeland High School has been big for the Florida Gators through the years. My memory goes back to Wayne Peace as the quarterback at Florida in the early ...



The brand champion: Michelle Ledford brings branding expertise as new chairwoman of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce  The Ledger

Michelle Ledford's attachment to her hometown has taken her to one of the city's top leadership posts, chairwoman of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce.



Lakeland-Kathleen rematch set in region semis - Sports  The Ledger

The unbeaten Lakeland Dreadnaughts rolled past Wiregrass Ranch to setup a rematch of the district championship game against Kathleen in the Class 7A ...



CLASS 8A, DISTRICT 7: Bartow, Lakeland advance to final  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Bartow and Lakeland had similar games Tuesday night on their way to a Friday night showdown for the Class 8A, District 7 boys basketball ...



Lakeland theater icon Paul Hughes touched many lives  The Ledger

Paul Hughes, former director of Lakeland Community Theatre and teacher at Harrison School for the Arts, died Saturday night at age 63. His former students ...



Bartow High School (Fla.) JV player airlifted to hospital after brawl  USA TODAY High School Sports

A junior varsity football player at Bartow High School (Fla.) was airlifted to the hospital after a football game. Devin Miles, a 16-year-old sophomore, suffered a ...



Photos: Photos: The Class 2A state cheerleading championships  The Ledger

It was a huge day as Lakeland High School made history by winning its first FHSAA state cheerleading title at the University of Florida on Friday. But the ...



Lakeland faces a St. Thomas Aquinas team that is unbelievably stacked with talent  The Ledger

LAKELAND — By now, just about everyone in Polk County knows Lakeland will face Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas at 8 p.m. Friday for the FHSAA Class ...



Mayfaire by-the-Lake art fest draws thousands to Lakeland  The Ledger

The banks of Lake Morton draw thousands for the two-day, Mother's Day weekend show with some 165 artists, including 46 who were new to Mayfaire ...



Photos: Stats & Facts: Inside look at Lakeland-St. Thomas Aquinas state final  The Ledger

[1/39] ERNST PETERS | THE LEDGER. Lakeland Dreadnaughts Latrell Jean (96) and Lloyd Summerall (11) celebrate recovering a fumble by St. Thomas ...



Project Prom Helps Provide High School Students Free Prom Attire  The Daily Ridge

Project Prom Helps Provide High School Students Free Prom Attire. by James Coulter. On Saturday morning, countless customers flocked to Lakeland Square ...



Lakeland's Zipperer, Hammond selected for Under Armour game  The Ledger

LAKELAND — For the second time in three years, Lakeland will have two players participating in the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando.Tight end ...



Photos: UPDATED - Polk County high school football schedules/results  The Ledger

[1/23] PIERRE DUCHARME | THE LEDGER. Winter Haven running back Narcreon Lions tries to avoid the tackle of Ridge Community defender John Williams ...



4 Polk cheer squads win Region 3 titles, 8 advance to state finals  The Ledger

PLANT CITY — A late night turned into a great night for several Polk County cheerleading teams. Eight county squads qualified for the FHSAA state finals, and ...



Lakeland Teen Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver  Lakeland, FL Patch

Lakeland Teen Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver - Lakeland, FL - A Lakeland teenager suffered a broken leg and wrist early Tuesday when she was struck by a ...



Lakeland's Bowman, Castle finish 2nd for year-end awards  The Ledger

Demarkcus Bowman came up short in the voting for Mr. Football as the Lakeland junior running back finished second to Mandarin junior quarterback Carson ...



Letter: Retiring teacher taught students to think - Opinion  The Ledger

For students, teachers, staff and parents, the last day of school brings a duality — joy and sadness. We experience both the joy and sadness that accompany the ...



Berry headed to USF; 3 Braves, 3 others also sign  The Ledger

You think the only big signings for Polk County football players happened at Lakeland High School on Wednesday? Not even close.



Bartow High School football player remains hospitalized after brawl between rival teams during game  ABC Action News

A student-athlete had to be airlifted to the hospital after sustaining serious injuries when a fight broke out between rival teams during a JV football game.



Florida lets football recruit's father dress in full uniform for photos  USA TODAY High School Sports

Looking for an edge, Florida football coach Dan Mullen allowed the dad of 4-star DE Lloyd Summerall to don the program's full uniform.



Polk sends 10 athletes to state weightlifting meet - Sports  The Ledger

Lift, lift, lift. That was the blue-collar approach for 10 local iron-pumping maidens, who have forged muscle and wrought power by laboring countless hours in the ...



Former LHS AD Justin Troller resigns from Polk School District in wake of accusations of inappropriate behavior with student  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Lakeland City Commissioner Justin Troller has parted ways with the Polk County School District, ending a career marred by accusations of ...



Competitive Spirit: 8 Polk cheerleading squads head to state finals  The Ledger

Powerhouse Bartow is one of a record eight Polk County programs competing at the FHSAA Competitive Cheerleading State Championships Thursday and ...



Boys Basketball: Jenkins rallies past IMG in OT  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Here's a basketball riddle: How do you never lead in four quarters of play, but still win the game?George Jenkins can answer that, after a stunning ...



Lakeland's Valerie Huber, 16, overcomes serious injury to claim national gymnastics title  The Ledger

It had to be a kick in the gut for Valerie Huber. The 16-year-old Lakeland gymnast had one main goal for 2019 since returning from a serious knee injury she ...



One more time: Lakeland faces Plant for a berth in the state semifinals  The Ledger

For the fourth consecutive year, Lakeland and Tampa Plant clash with a football season riding in the balance.



Done Deal: Kathleen's Brendan Gant signs with Florida State  The Ledger

LAKELAND — There was no mystery or shuffling of caps. Brendan Gant signed with Florida State. The Kathleen senior signed to play defensive back for the ...



Lakeland booster club buys upgraded video scoreboard for Bryant Stadium  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Fans at Bryant Stadium should have noticed the upgrades the Lakeland Booster Club has been working on, including the brand new video ...



Unbeaten Lakeland blisters Bartow, 57-0 - Sports  The Ledger

Lakeland (6-0) was led by junior running back DeMarkcus Bowman, who inched closer to the 1000-yard mark.



Police Canine competition begins Monday - News  The Ledger

Contests are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. each day at the Lakeland Linder International Airport and Sun 'n Fun properties. LAKELAND — The Lakeland Police ...



Police arrest Lakeland High student for threatening to kill fellow students on Snapchat  ABC Action News

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Police arrested an 18-year-old Lakeland High School student for threatening to kill fellow students. A School Resource Officer received a ...



'Dreadnaught Wave' brightens spirits for sick children  Bay News 9

Thousands of fans use their cell phone lights to wave at sick children and their parents looking on from a nearby medical center.



Florida high school football stars showcase talents during Under Armour game  Florida Courier

BY JAMES P. HILL SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER. Twenty high school seniors participated in the Jan. 3 Under Armour All-America game on at ...



Seven Polk County teams qualify for state football playoffs  The Ledger

The final number is seven for Polk County after the FHSAA released the brackets for the state football playoffs: 7A - Lakeland, Kathleen; 6A - Lake Wales; ...



Youth camp to feature MLB stars Sale, Pearce  The Ledger

It's been more than five years since the tragic death of former Lakeland High School star Evan Chambers, but his legacy is still going strong thanks to the help of ...



Tremendous 10: Lakeland football takes top spot after winning 7th state title  The Ledger

1 The Lakeland football team defeated Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 33-20 in the Class 7A state championship game for their seventh state title, ...



PHOTOS: Edgewater season ends with 56-21 loss to Lakeland | Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Edgewater High School's football season came to an end on Friday, Nov. 30, as the Eagles fell to the Lakeland High School Dreadnaughts 56-21 in the state ...



Lakeland might sell Bryant Stadium to schools - News  The Ledger

LAKELAND — The Home of the Dreadnaughts is for sale. The city of Lakeland is looking to offload the 1941 facility, where Lakeland High School plays football, ...



Lakeland's Alley to reunite with former Mouseketeers, perform 1-woman show  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Lindsey Alley has been searching through her parents' closets and attic this week for reminders of a defining childhood experience. Alley ...



Lakeland fills baseball, volleyball coaching spots - Sports  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Lakeland High School got a head start on the 2018-19 school year by filling the only two coaching positions it had open. Dreadnaughts athletic ...



Former Polk County stars Nelson, Parham sign contracts with NFL teams  The Ledger

Patience paid off for former Victory Christian star Chris Nelson and Lake Gibson standout Donald Parham.Both were signed to undrafted free agent contracts ...



Lakeland asking $1.2 million to sell Bryant Stadium to school district  The Ledger

The Polk County School District is considering buying Bryant Stadium, the home of the Lakeland High School Dreadnaughts, from the city of Lakeland.



Former LHS Athletic Director Justin Troller to return to Polk Schools, won't work with students  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Former Lakeland High School Athletic Director Justin Troller said on Facebook on Monday that he is working again for the Polk County School ...



Life as a fairy tale: Lakeland woman makes business of portraying princesses and more  The Ledger

Amy Sharpe, a Lakeland resident, portrays more than 50 characters, from Snow White to Wonder Woman, as founder and operator of Dreams Come True ...



Lakeland makes statement with win over Apopka - Sports  The Ledger

Khalil Crawford: “It's a big win for us. Apopka is a good football team. We knew coming into the game that it was going to be a battle. We just came out and ...



Florida football recruiting: Gators nab 2020 athlete Fenley Graham  OnlyGators.com

A strong recruiting weekend has continued into Monday as the Florida Gators received a verbal commitment at the start of the week from three-star athlete ...



Gendron steps down as Lakeland's baseball coach - Sports  The Ledger

Bob Gendron stepped down as Lakeland baseball head coach on Thursday.



Sculpture celebrating electric linemen installed in Lakeland - News  The Ledger

The sculpture recognizes electric lineman as first-responders and national heroes during times of natural and accidental disasters. It will be officially unveiled ...



Lakeland Christian girls basketball coach to be honored by Rollins  The Ledger

When it comes to basketball, Nikki Jessee has had quite a career.She was a star player for Lakeland High School in the 1990s, a recruit for the Florida Gators, ...



'The place I needed to be': 18 Polk athletes sign with colleges  The Ledger

Polk County is headed to the Big 12. Winter Haven's Zakiyah Franklin and Lakeland's Luke Anderson, both basketball players, signed with Big 12 schools on ...



Edgewater High School football team reflects on a special season  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The Edgewater Eagles did not capture a state title in football this season, but they arguably attained something even more important — the hearts and minds of ...



Photos: National Register of Historic Places listings in Polk County  The Ledger

Following the addition of Spook Hill in Lake Wales on April 5, there are 72 properties and districts listed on the National Register in Polk County, including 2 ...



Polk Schools Supt. Jacqueline Byrd: Laroni Gallishaw out as Tenoroc coach after drug arrest  The Ledger

Laroni Gallishaw, Tenoroc High School's head football coach, was arrested late Friday night on drug possession charges, according to the Polk County Sheriff's ...



Lakeland well represented on surging Red Sox - Sports  The Ledger

ST. PETERSBURG — Three players on the roster of the team with the best record in Major League Baseball learned to play the game on Lakeland's fields and ...



Photos: Your photos: Polk County graduates  The Ledger

[1/77] Photo provided / Debbie Kelly. Savannah Kelly with her mom, Debbie Kelly, at George Jenkins' graduation ceremony. Buy Photo. [2/77] Provided to The ...



Only in Polk: Do you know the history of the Hungarian Inn?  The Ledger

Lured by cheap land and the prospect of jobs, many immigrants based in the Northeast made their way to Polk County and K-Ville in the early 1920s.



Day 3 of Trial for Lakeland Woman Accused of Killing Daughter, Father  Bay News 9

The trial for a Lakeland woman accused of killing her father and six-year-old daughter in 2015 is underway.



Polk County's Prep Football Roundup: The Road to Orlando set to begin  The Ledger

The 11-week playoff dress rehearsal is over. Now the teams that make the grade will focus on the state championship. Go to any region in Florida and you'll ...



Lake Wales' Baker finishes 2A as state runner-up, Wineinger, Cuevas 5th  The Ledger

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Maybe softball should be their second sport. Three softball players won state medals at the FHSAA Class 2A girls weightlifting state ...



LPD hosts 2019 USPCA Region One Field Trials - News  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Police K9 teams will gather from all over Florida to attend the 2019 United States Police Canine Association Region One Field Trials next week.



Willie Lampkin dominates the mats with quick feet and big hands  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Willie Lampkin helped Lakeland win a state football championship and trash the No. 7 team in the country, and then promptly learned he was in ...



Retiring Lakeland police chief headed to FSC - News  The Ledger

Larry Giddens will be joining Florida Southern College as the school's new director of safety and security at the end of May, replacing Bill Carew, who is retiring.



Lakeland High School Teacher Charged After Threatening Spouse With Gun  The Ledger

A Lakeland High School teacher was arrested Sunday on charges she held a gun to her husband and threatened to shoot him after she found "inappropriate" ...



Lakeland High athletic director, teacher placed on paid administrative leave  WFLA

Officials confirmed the Lakeland High School athletic director and a teacher are both on paid administrative leave.



Polk Countys State Football Playoffs Roundup: And then there were four  Daily Commercial

The Road to Orlando has four local teams left - Lakeland, Kathleen, Lake Wales and Victory Christian. And it can't be any better than three after the regional ...



Former Polk prosecutor Melissa Gravitt, former Lakeland City Commissioner Keith Merritt vie for circuit judge vacancy  News Chief

BARTOW – In the weeks since the August primary election left Melissa Gravitt and Keith Merritt in a Nov. 6 runoff election to fill a judicial vacancy on the Circuit ...



No charges against LHS Athletic Director, City Commissioner Justin Troller in case involving teen​  The Ledger

No charges will be filed against Justin Troller, Lakeland High School's athletic director and a Lakeland city commissioner, for allegations that he inappropriately ...



A Lakeland high school is performing a musical about Publix  Orlando Weekly

The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting tomorrow will get a little more entertaining when Harrison School for the Arts performs a musical about ...



Only in Polk: The Hungarian Inn - do you know the history?  The Ledger

Lured by cheap land and the prospect of jobs, many immigrants based in the Northeast made their way to Polk County and K-Ville in the early 1920s.



Pouncey twins bring their NFL star power to Back to School Bash in Lakeland  The Ledger

Mike and Maurkice Pouncey returned to their hometown to help sponsor the Back to School Bash at the Police Athletic League of Lakeland Recreation Complex.



'Hooked on Pain' - News  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Jerod Taylor set out to write a play that would show the reality of domestic violence but with humor injected. The result is “Hooked on Pain,” a ...



Lakeland police investigation into shooting death of Christobal Lopez by City Commissioner Michael Dunn continues  The Ledger

As a Lakeland Police Department investigation into the shooting entered its sixth day, detectives weren't releasing any details as they continued to review ...



Choe's Karate Beyond Opens New Location In Lakeland  The Daily Ridge

Choe's Karate Beyond Opens New Location In Lakeland. by James Coulter. Martial art students training at Choe's Karate Beyond are sure to get a kick out of ...



Got plans? A sampling of entertainment events for December  The Ledger

Saturday, Dec. 1SUNSET & SYMPHONY HOLIDAY MUSIC CONCERTS: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 1, Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales, $20 ...



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