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Gun on campus, student expelled

The Escambia County Board of Education met in special session Monday, February 12, to consider two items.

At the recommendation of Superintendent John Knott, a student was expelled from school for a period of up to one year for violation of the Escambia County School System Weapons-Free school policy. The one calendar year period began from the date of the incident, January 30, 20018, through January 30, 2019.

Although the superintendent nor the board released the student’s name or the school where the incident took place, published reports indicate that it occurred at Flomaton High School.

The other agenda item concerned the construction of a new concession and restroom buildings at Flomaton High School.

The board voted to award the contract to Trippet Construction, an Atmore company, in the amount of $707,800 (Base bid of $458,000 and alternate #1 of $249,800).

The board also awarded a contract to Creamer Dozer Service for the demolition services of existing concession stands and restrooms on home and visitor sides in the amount of $12,000.