Miami Dade

The Miami-Dade County Public Schools police force has investigated two dozen threats against schools and arrested six people in connection with those events since the academic year began in August, with nearly all of the incidents explained as “nothing more than a joke,” according to the superintendent.

 An inmate at the troubled Dade Correctional Institution was found strangled to death in his cell last week, the Miami Herald reports.

Lavar Valentin was allegedly murdered by his cellmate, Eduardo Carmenates-Zayas, whom Valentin had asked to be moved away from as he feared for his life, the Herald reports.