This Week’s Gradution Schedule, New Security Guidelines

May 21, 2018

Graduation ceremonies will be held this week for most Escambia County schools, and there are important new security rules in place for those held at the Pensacola Bay Center.

The schedule is as follows:

May 21 – 11:00 Camelot Academy at First Baptist Church of Warrington

May 21 – 6:00 p.m. Judy Andrews (Second Chance) at Pensacola High School

May 23- George Stone EMT/Fire Academy 6p.m., Washington High

May 23 – George Stone Criminal Justice Center, 7 p.m. West Florida High

May 24 – at Pensacola Bay Center:

11:00 a.m. J.M. Tate High School
2:30 p.m. West Fla. High School
6:00 p.m. Pine Forest High School

May 25 – at Pensacola Bay Center:

11:00 a.m. Escambia High School
2:30 p.m. Pensacola High School
6:00 p.m. B.T. Washington High School

The Escambia County School District distributed the following security information for graduations held at the Pensacola Bay Center:

“There will be metal detectors in use. All patrons and bags are subject to a security search. Friends and family are encouraged to leave all gift exchanges for another location. Bags are limited to 12 inches and clutch purses size limit is 4.5” x 6.5” Camera lens must be 6 inches long or less. All attendees will be asked to remove keys and cell phones for the security search (belts, watches, jackets and jewelry may be left on and change and wallets may remain in a purse or pocket). Items that will be prohibited in the building include: large bags, backpacks, waist packs, strollers, noisemakers, signs or banners, containers, glass items, wrapped gifts. You may not bring in outside food or drinks. Also prohibited are any weapons, spikes, chains, laser pointers. Patrons with these items inside may be ejected from the venue. Umbrellas are restricted, but in the event of inclement weather, they will be allowed once cleared by security. Bay Center Security may also ban any other item deemed inappropriate or challenging to public safety.”

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