Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Vapor Cloud Empties First Coast High

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Vapor Cloud Empties First Coast High

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A Jacksonville school was emptied for less than an hour Wednesday when authorities noticed a vapor cloud in a hallway, fire officials said.

Students were evacuated from First Coast High School on Duval Station Road shortly before 8 a.m. but were back inside after firefighters found the problem was an antifreeze leak from piping in a maintenance room, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department spokesman Tom Francis said.

No one was hurt.

Bridget Murphy


A 13-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday after brandishing a steak knife in the face of a group home employee after learning he would be transferred to a foster home, police said.

The boy became upset and began throwing things through the Chrisma New Horizons Boys Home on Tula Drive. When employee Tiffany Shannon started cleaning up after him, she said he raised a steak knife to her face and told her he would "do what has to be done," according to the report.

Police found the boy at Fort Caroline Middle School. He said he was playing. He was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Ken Lewis


A 33-year-old Jacksonville man suffered a stab wound to his stomach after authorities said he and his wife were play-fighting Monday with a kitchen knife.

Police said the incident at 11:30 p.m. in the couple's home in the 2300 block of Villanova Circle left husband Terrance Perry with a life-threatening injury.

Police didn't arrest his wife, Christina Perry, 29, after both husband and wife told authorities the stabbing was accidental, a Sheriff's Office report said.

Police seized the 6-inch-bladed knife.

Perry's condition was unavailable Wednesday.

Bridget Murphy


An Atlanta man was being held in jail in Jacksonville on $1 million bail, facing a felony conspiracy charge after authorities said he participated in a drug ring.

Aqeel Waleed Baruti, 36, turned himself in to police Jan. 19 following an investigation that took 400 hours of police work and included wiretaps that recorded an October drug sale of 4 kilograms of cocaine, a Sheriff's Office report said. …

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