• Police investigating online death threat against Duval superintendent

    By: Catherine Varnum


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Action News has uncovered an online death threat against Duval County School Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti. 

    Nathan B. Forrest High School is now Westside High School. Not everyone likes the change. We uncovered a post in a forum for alumni written by Terrance Simcic.

    It reads, "According to that pos vitti all schools with a southern generals name will be changed!!! i think not!!! i want to kill murder that pice of expletive. and I don't care what facebook says about it!!!!!"

    The district voted to remove Nathan B. Forrest's name from the school because of his ties to the KKK. Action News law and safety expert Dale Carson said the post we uncovered on Facebook, could land its author in jail.

    "Under state of Florida, it's a felony," said Carson. "It has never been tested under constitutional boundaries. We do have First Amendment rights to say certain things."

    Duval County Public Schools said police are investigating. They said, "We are confident that they will conduct a thorough review to determine credibility and resolution." 

    We did reach out to Simcic, but have not heard back from him.

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