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Police say they have a 16-year-old suspect in custody in connection with last Friday’s shooting after a Raines High School football game, which left one dead and two wounded.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry surprised a group of Duval County Lee High School leadership students with suite tickets to two Jaguars home games. The teens will go in two groups.

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The fate of a Duval County high-school boys’ leadership course named “the EVAC Movement” is up in the air. The Lee High School class has received national recognition and praise from both the mayor and state attorney.

Now, a Facebook event is inviting the community to voice support for it at Tuesday’s School Board meeting after Lee High teacher Amy Donofrio last week announced in a Facebook post the class is “over.”

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Students in Jacksonville’s Lee High leadership class met with State Attorney Melissa Nelson Tuesday afternoon.


The students have already met with Nelson once before and they’ve been meeting with many city leaders about juvenile justice reform for about two years.


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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry shared a pizza lunch with students in a Lee High School leadership class Monday afternoon.

The students, who have been meeting with city and federal leaders going on two years,  want to change the juvenile justice system and reduce violence in their community.

Students were grabbing sodas and piling plates with slices of pizza and cheesy bread in the mayor’s boardroom as they sat around a long rectangular table.

Lee High School EVAC Class

Students from Jacksonville’s Lee High School attended a hearing at the U.S. Senate and a briefing at the White House last week.

The leadership class is hoping to help change how young people experience the juvenile justice system.

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Some teens at Jacksonville’s Lee High School chose to confront violence and the justice system this school year through an elective class.

Now as the year comes to an end, the class is reflecting on what they’ve learned and hope to change in Duval County.


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In observance of Martin Luther King Day, the city of Jacksonville held its annual parade downtown. High school bands and politicians were out and marching in full force.

Robert E. Lee High School Band Director Donald Jenkins was overseeing warm-ups in the EverBank Field parking lot before the parade.

Jenkins says the Generals have been prepping differently for the parade than they would to play at a game.

“Parades are physical. You have to have the athleticism to march for three or four miles carrying the instrument," he says. 

Luke Johnson

Dec 5, 2014
Patty Wimmer-Johnson

It is with great sadness that WJCT reports that Luke Johnson has passed away.

Luke was the focus of a special September feature for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

The Lee High School student was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia two years ago. He succumbed to complications from the disease on November 24. He was 17.

Lee High School principal Dean Ledford described Luke as well-known and admired by students and faculty at the school.