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Clewiston principal paddled two other children, DCF report confirms

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. – The Clewiston principal filmed paddling a student also paddled at least two other children, according to a Department of Children and Families report. DCF officials also said in the report that they recommend the principal, Melissa Carter, have no contact with young and vulnerable children in an official capacity. The report said her actions were inappropriate and lead to significant injury to the child. DCF confirmed the child sustained bruises after the incident, which was a punishment for breaking a school laptop. The mother was also asked to pay $50 fine for...

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Crews combat wildfire in Hendry County

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. – Crews are working to tame a wildfire in Hendry County, according to the Florida Forest Service. The fire, located in Montura, is approximately 15-20 acres, FFS reported. A dozer is en route to the fire. This is a developing story. The post Crews combat wildfire in Hendry County appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Kids found shot outside Clewiston Subway, 4-year-old killed

CLEWISTON, Fla.– Two young kids were found shot inside a car outside of a Subway restaurant off Berner Road. The Clewiston Police Department received a call about the incident around 2:45 pm on Friday. Both siblings, a 4-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl, were rushed to Hendry Regional Hospital. The 4-year-old child died from his injuries. The 5-year-old was airlifted to a trauma center for treatment. The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office assisted with crowd control at the hospital. Law enforcement confirmed a hand gun was used. It is unclear how the children were...

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State Attorney’s Office determines Clewiston principal who paddled student did not commit a crime

CLEWISTON, Fla. – The State Attorney’s office concluded the Clewiston school principal recorded on video in April hitting a first-grade student with a paddle did not commit a crime. On Friday afternoon, the state attorney released a statement that said after reviewing evidence and documents, no crime was committed by Principal Melissa Carter of Central Elementary School. The 6-year-old’s mother was notified about computer damage and was asked to come to the school with $50. School administrators told her child needed to be punished, according to the family’s...

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Plane crashes near church in Hendry County

LABELLE, Fla.– A plane crashed next to the Church of the Good Shepherd in Hendry County Thursday afternoon. The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office rushed to the scene. Officials have asked people to avoid the area of Collingswood and Eucalyptus Boulevard, if possible. It is unknown if there are injuries. This is a developing story. No other information was immediately available at this time. The post Plane crashes near church in Hendry County appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Clewiston principal caught paddling first-grader over damaged computer

CLEWISTON, Fla. – A school principal was recorded on video hitting a first grade student with a paddle because she had scratched a school computer, according to the family’s attorney. VIDEO COURTESY: Brent Probinsky The 6-year-old’s mother was notified about the damage in mid-April and was asked to come to the school with $50 and was told her child needed to be punished. The principal, Melissa Carter, and her assistant, Cecilia Self, were in the school office with the student when the mother arrived on April 14, according to the lawyer. The mother does not speak English,...

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Clewiston woman airlifted to hospital after Hendry County crash

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. – A 32-year-old Clewiston woman was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries after a crash Wednesday afternoon. The woman was driving south on County Road 835 near Rogers Road around 3:30 pm., according to the Florida Highway Patrol. She, reportedly, ran off the roadway and crashed into a culvert before being thrown from the SUV she was driving, troopers said. Emergency rescue crews airlifted the woman to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. No further information was immediately available. The post Clewiston woman airlifted to hospital after Hendry...

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Bicyclist injured in Hendry crash

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla.– Hendry deputies responded to a crash on Carlyle Street, Monday night. A vehicle crashed into a bicyclist at Cowboy Way. According to law enforcement, the bicyclist was transported to the hospital for medical treatment. This is an active investigation. The post Bicyclist injured in Hendry crash appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Clewiston vaccination site welcomes walk-ins Thursday

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. — People ages 18+ who need to get their coronavirus vaccine can get their shot in Hendry County. Walk-ins for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be accepted on Thursday, April 8. People can go to the Hendry County Health Department, located at 1100 S. Olympia in Clewiston, to get their shot. The vaccination site will be accepting walk-ins until 11:30 a.m. CLICK HERE for more ways to secure a vaccine appointment in Southwest Florida. The post Clewiston vaccination site welcomes walk-ins Thursday appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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