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Updated: 03/05/2018 09:02:03AM

Proposed change in mental health act gains some support

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Lake Placid Police Chief James Fansler

By JAY MEISEL

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SEBRING — In the wake of a mass school shooting at a Parkland high school, there’s been some talk about changing a mental health act to help prevent future such incidents.

According to media reports, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and others have favored amending the Baker Act, which allows involuntary commitment and mental health evaluation if people are deemed threats to themselves or others.

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