Blanche Ely

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Pompano Beach Teen Tried to Rape Girl in High School Bathroom, Police Allege

    It's terrifying when your kids can't walk down the halls of school without ducking a possible sexual assault. Over at Blanche Ely High School, one underage girl was allegedly assaulted in a hallway bathroom by a fellow student Tuesday. Now the 18-year-old boy is in custody. The whole thing went down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Palm Beach County Sending More Players to the Super Bowl Than Anywhere Else in the Country

    After a weekend of some top-quality football, the Super Bowl face-off is all sealed up: on February 2, the San Francisco 49ers will knock heads with the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans for all the marbles. Wrapped up in a soundbite, that news doesn't seem to have a lot of import for South Florida fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    The Unfortunate Lesbians of Blanche Ely High School

    ​Last week, the principal of Blanche Ely High School, Mr. Karlton Johnson, hauled an interracial lesbian couple into his office and threatened to suspend them for holding hands in the hallway. He'd warned them about this hand-holding business before, he said -- he was just upholding the school's r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    No Charges in Blanche Ely Holy Water Case, but Attorneys Considering Counterattack

    The Florida Department of Children and Families has terminated its investigation into allegations that two teachers at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach made traumatizing remarks to students during a classroom discussion in March, according to a report in the South Florida Times.The incident ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Holy Water Incident Evaporates

    Flickr​The prayers of local Christian leaders have been answered -- if not by God himself, then at least by investigators with the Broward Sheriff's Office. That's because two Blanche Ely High School teachers accused of harassing an atheist teacher have been reinstated.The South Florida Times repo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Alleged Holy Water Sprinklers Now Face Criminal Investigation

    Flickr: Nutmeg The Puppy​Two Christian teachers at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach have been cleared of wrongdoing by the Broward County School District, whose investigators reportedly found that the two did not sprinkle holy water at an atheist teacher, as was alleged. But interviews con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Pompano School Pumps Out Parade All-Americans

    Henri Crocket, Blanche Ely class of '91.​Guess which Florida high school has produced the most Parade All-American football players.Miami Northwestern? Nope.St. Thomas Aquinas? Wrong.It's actually Blanche Ely in Pompano Beach.Yes, Blanche Ely has had a bad week, what with the allegations of holy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Is Broward Teachers Union Giving Atheist Teacher a Fair Shake?

    FlickrThe holy water incident at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano is becoming a national story -- one with the potential to bring considerable embarrassment to the Broward Teachers Union.In remarks published yesterday here, on the website of Mother Jones magazine, spokesman for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Holy Water Splash Leads to Religious Clash in Pompano School

    Dozier will be hosting a meeting of pastors today upset over the Blanche Ely incident.​Two teachers at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach are in danger of losing their jobs after a March incident in which they allegedly doused an atheist teacher with holy water, the South Florida Times repor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Dinerstein's "Independent Thinkers" Protest Delray Heathcare Forum

    ​"Dear Media Friends," the email read. "The Wexler 'town hall' meeting is a sham. Tickets. Reserved seating. Written questions. In other words, NO DISSENT INSIDE."To speak to real, independent thinking citizens, be in the South County Civic Center Parking Lot at NOON."The email was signed "Sid."T ... More >>

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    September 23, 2004