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Students and Teachers Return to School in Several South Florida Counties Wednesday

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    First Day of School in Broward County

    Students headed back to class on Wednesday for the first day of school in Broward County.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Over 1,200 buses left the facility in Broward before 6 a.m., complete with new radio systems and some with new GPS technology.

    Students and teachers across several South Florida counties could not hit that snooze button on Wednesday as the first day of classes for the 2019-20 school year got underway.

    Buses rolled out across Broward and Monroe to start off the school year – one that sees a new wave of technology aimed to keep students safe just under two years after the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

    Over 1,200 buses left the facility in Broward before 6 a.m., complete with new radio systems and some with new GPS technology, to take over 77,000 students to their schools.

    “It’s game day,” said Broward schools superintendent Robert Runcie as he visited the bus depot in Pembroke Pines.

    Students Return to Classes in Broward Schools

    [MI] Students Return to Classes in Broward Schools

    NBC 6's Julia Bagg spoke with several parents and the county's superintendent on the first day of school - and how the Miami Marlins greeted several lucky students at one school.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019)

    The Broward Sheriff's Office unveiled a center on Tuesday that will allow live monitoring and analysis of what's going on in school hallways and campuses in Broward County.

    "We learned lessons from Stoneman Douglas," said Sheriff Gregory Tony. "And one of the pivotal things is one of the things we were able to witness and look at is the ability to have real time intelligence when crimes are happening."

    The Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) gives BSO direct access to nearly 10,000 cameras in more than 260 public schools and administrative buildings.

    School Bus Drivers Safely Prepare for Transporting Kids

    [MI] School Bus Drivers Safely Prepare for Transporting Kids

    NBC 6's Kristin Sanchez goes on a ride with one of the men in charge with making sure students in Broward get from home to school and back safely.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019)

    "This opportunity allows us to leverage those assets and security so this partnership is about collaboration, leveraging technology we have in the district," said Runcie.

    For those with the job of making sure students get between school and home safely, it’s all about being both authoritative and friendly.

    “When they get on the bus, you try to greet them with a smile and say good morning,” said driver Darriel Davis. “You listen to that feed back and you can tell if they had a bad day or a bad night and you just try.”

    BSO Reveals New Real Time Crime Center

    [MI] BSO Reveals New Real Time Crime Center

    The new Broward Sheriff’s Office Real Time Crime Center allows for real-time monitoring and analysis of important investigative information during a critical incident. NBC 6's Jamie Guirola reports

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019)

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