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It’s Monday, Aug. 19 – here are the 6 Things to Know:
1. While Monroe and Broward started their school year last week, Miami-Dade finished things off for South Florida on Monday.
About 350,000 students went back to public schools as some of them will be returning to renovated schools while others will have new principals – and all to increased security measures.
2. The Miami-Dade Police Department is teaming up with community youth groups to discuss a teen curfew project. Anyone under the age of 17 is not allowed to be out in public without supervision between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. from Sunday night to Friday morning.
3. A drive-by shooting left one child and some adults injured in southwest Miami-Dade, according to police.
Neighbors told NBC 6 that the shooting took place around 2 a.m. near the intersection of Southwest 118th Avenue and 220th Street, saying they heard as many as five shots during the incident.
4. Authorities say a Florida man has been arrested and accused of threatening a mass shooting in text messages.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says 25-year-old Tristan Scott Wix of Daytona Beach sent several text messages stating he wanted to “break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever.”
5. A precautionary boil water notice is in effect for the Lauderhill area. People are advised to boil water for at least one minute before using it.
6. The weather pattern seen most of August will change on Monday, the first day of school for Miami-Dade County, as spotty morning showers will appear in South Florida before a drier afternoon.