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Deputy's quick action saves K-9 partner

Quick action by a Martin County deputy likely saved the life of his partner, a 5-year-old K-9 officer named Kaspar, according to the sheriff's office.

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When Deputy Ron Manganiello noticed that Kaspar was suffering from serious internal distress today, he rushed the dog to a veterinarian. Kaspar underwent immediate surgery, which revealed a large tumor on his liver.

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The tumor had ruptured, causing internal bleeding, the sheriff's office reported in a Facebook post. 

Doctors said Kaspar would not have survived if the internal bleeding was not immediately treated.

"Fortunately, Deputy Manganiello recognized that his partner was in distress in enough time to save him," the sheriff's office reported.

The surgery was successful, doctors said, and Kaspar is recovering. He will remain at the animal hospital for a few days, but he faces a long recovery, the sheriff's office said.

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School under fire after PTSA offers students ‘front of lunch line’ passes for $100

Students and parents in Lakeland, Florida, were gearing up for another school year when they received a letter from Lawton Chiles Middle Academy saying that for $100, students would be able to skip the lunch line. Some parents were outraged at the letter and felt that it was promoting elitism.

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The letter asked for donations from the families, but the school claims that it was a mistake and never meant to be sent out. Principal Brian Andrews told WBRC, “Nobody’s a second-class citizen here. ... This definitely hits home for me, and I am very upset about it.”

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The Parent Teacher Student Association took the blame for the letter, saying that it was a “clerical error” and that no such program will be implemented this school year. They claimed that the piece was accidentally put in the orientation packets and noted that Andrews never signed off on the documents. In a statement to WFTS, the PTSA wrote:

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"This Family and Business Sponsorship program was explored but we decided not to implement. Due to a clerical error, the form was inadvertently included in the Orientation packets. Our families have been notified this program is not being offered."

According to the its Facebook page, Lawton Chiles Middle Academy is a public school.

 

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