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School police conducting investigation into online threat against Duval Superintendent Nikolai Vitti

Posted: July 3, 2014 - 11:30pm  |  Updated: July 3, 2014 - 11:37pm
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Nikolai Vitti

Officials with Duval County Public Schools are aware of a Facebook post directed at Superintendent Nikolai Vitti that could be interpreted as a threat against his life, said spokeswoman Marsha Oliver.

She said the post was brought to the school system’s attention Thursday afternoon and then relayed to the Duval Schools Police Department.

The police are investigating the post and will determine if it is serious and what needs to be done with the situation, Oliver said.

“I can confirm for you that information has been shared with our school police department,” Oliver said in an email. “We are confident that they will conduct a thorough review to determine credibility and resolution. In the meantime, we are continuing our work in serving the educational needs of Duval County students.”

It is unclear if the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will be needed in the investigation, Oliver said.

 

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Ron_Jax80
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Ron_Jax80 07/05/14 - 01:55 pm
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It appears Superintendent

It appears Superintendent Vitti has burned a lot of bridges.

We know what he thinks about people being referred to as "rednecks".
We know that when he pushed the Forrest renaming process, that there was nothing that could be said or done to save the name of Forrest. Superintendent Vitti was judge and jury, and had his own agenda.
We know that where the funding is coming from to change Forrest, is suspicious.
We know that Forrest was swept under the rug as fast as possible.

It is interesting some of the comments that have been made here. It makes me think of the word "vetted". Was Vitti told he really didn't have to have any accountability? It sure appears to be the case.

It appears a lot of the changes Superintendent Vitti is behind is finally catching up with him. I am not sure if there were "Assistant Superintendents" before the reign of Vitti? If not what is the cost of bringing Vitti on board?

I look forward to reading more comments.

Ron_Jax80
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Ron_Jax80 07/05/14 - 01:55 pm
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It appears Superintendent

It appears Superintendent Vitti has burned a lot of bridges.

We know what he thinks about people being referred to as "rednecks".
We know that when he pushed the Forrest renaming process, that there was nothing that could be said or done to save the name of Forrest. Superintendent Vitti was judge and jury, and had his own agenda.
We know that where the funding is coming from to change Forrest, is suspicious.
We know that Forrest was swept under the rug as fast as possible.

It is interesting some of the comments that have been made here. It makes me think of the word "vetted". Was Vitti told he really didn't have to have any accountability? It sure appears to be the case.

It appears a lot of the changes Superintendent Vitti is behind is finally catching up with him. I am not sure if there were "Assistant Superintendents" before the reign of Vitti? If not what is the cost of bringing Vitti on board?

I look forward to reading more comments.

traincompbox
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traincompbox 07/05/14 - 12:03 pm
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I wonder, exactly what police

I wonder, exactly what police powers does the DCS police force hold when off school property? Should I be in fear of being arrested by them for my illegal activities?

mad
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mad 07/05/14 - 11:38 am
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asmith32 you are complaining

asmith32 you are complaining about dade and duval. Your just not happy anywhere. If your not gonna be honest then just stop posting. In this article you commented that you taught at NW for 10 years. Today you say you moved here a year ago.

http://members.jacksonville.com/news/metro/2012-08-25/story/duval-superi...

My guess is your not a teacher at all. You seem to despize teachers just like Vitti. Why would you complain about a pension. BTW, everyone benefits from contracts negotiated by the union, not just members.

johnctaughtme
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johnctaughtme 07/05/14 - 11:03 am
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That isn't close to what the

That isn't close to what the Supreme Court ruled.

I continue to ask, if the fault with Duval County schools, or more correctly perhaps, educational outcomes, is the teachers' union, then what are the excuses from the several southern states which do not allow public employee collective bargaining, and teachers' unions are non-existent, or have little power or influence, and whose outcomes are worse? What is the explanation then for the several Florida counties whose educational outcomes are often touted as being so good, and whose teachers are also represented by the union, and often better compensated?

It is an over-simplification to blame educational outcomes solely on teachers and their unions, but one which administrators and others often embrace. It is a troubling, maybe even dangerous over-simplification too, as one might suspect a connection between parental attitudes toward education, educational outcomes, and local problems with crime.

Too few comment on the role of parents for some responsibility and duty regarding their children's education, and that of older students to realize the lifelong importance of education. I was educated in Duval County junior and senior high schools. Our children were as well, subsequently doing fine in college and post-graduate work. In all of that, I never experienced a "lazy" teacher, or one who was sub-standard, though many were indeed better than others.

At no time though, would my mother accept the explanation for any undesirable outcomes in my own education as having been the teacher's fault.

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