JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Dozens of First Coast students will no longer get training in high school to be military leaders of the future.
We've confirmed Englewood, Mandarin, Raines and Wolfson have cut their JROTC programs.
"They took out the one thing I loved about high school," Englewood senior Brian Sightler said.
"Always have looked forward to JROTC and being part of a team," Englewood sophomore Joey Taylor said.
Taylor lives and breathes JROTC. In the sweltering heat, he and his friends still enjoy practicing drills in the neighborhood; a neighborhood the Taylors moved to specifically for the school and its JROTC program.
"This is going to cut out some opportunities for a bunch of people," said Taylor's mother, Nova, who added they are depending on the JROTC scholarships.