August 20, 1989
Our oldest son has lived in a dormitory at UCLA for the past two years and our middle son is moving into a dormitory at UCLA next month. I know that the security system there is excellent, but I didn't realize that the system is unusual. I assumed, naively, that all college dormitories employed similar security measures. I've never heard a student complaint regarding the card entry access system; the students accept it as a fact of life. My son was an access monitor for one year and the multiday training for the position was excellent, covering any crisis that the student may be called upon to handle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1994 |
High above the beach west of Malibu, dozens of teen-agers stop giggling and talking as they are asked, "Are you guys ready?" With the enthusiasm only teen-agers can muster, 95 students from Los Angeles County high schools scream back in unison, "Yeah!" The scene may be cheery at the Gindling Hilltop Camp in Ventura, a rustic getaway with a majestic view, but these students have gathered to discuss a grim topic: how to combat growing violence at their schools.
June 1, 1989 |
School districts may not be held liable for campus violence under a 1982 anti-crime initiative, nor do they have a special duty under the measure to make schools safe, a state Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday. The three-judge panel unanimously overturned a decision by an Alameda County trial judge--the first of its kind in California--that would have allowed parents to seek monetary damages against districts for failing to protect their children from harm. The appellate panel found that the "safe schools" provision of Proposition 8, the "victims' bill of rights," provides only a "general" constitutional right to campus security and that any steps to enforce such a right must be implemented by state legislators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1989 |
The election for the school board seat representing the west San Fernando Valley still hangs by a thread, raising the possibility of a runoff election that apparently would be fought on the issue of what to do about dangerous students. Both Julie Korenstein, the liberal incumbent, and Gerald Horowitz, the conservative challenger, say that if a runoff is needed, they will stress proposals to deal with campus violence. Horowitz, principal of Byrd Junior High School in Sun Valley, said he would call for removing "recalcitrant . . . deviant" students, even on the junior high level, to special schools.
September 30, 2011 |
South East's 31-28 victory over Garfield on Friday night did more than give the Jaguars their first victory in the history of an Eastern League rivalry that has spanned seven years. It also served as a tribute to two South East players who were sidelined after a tumultuous week. Running back-linebacker Gerardo Leos is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Offensive lineman Jorge Garcia was sliced in the arm Friday morning while assisting a female classmate who was fatally wounded in a campus stabbing . "We've always said this game was going to be for them," said South East cornerback Juan Nevarez, who made two big plays to preserve the victory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1990
The article about a new report that charges Los Angeles Unified School District officials with failing to stem campus violence "because school officials put the welfare of violent students ahead of the safety of law-abiding students and teachers" was an irrepressibly satisfying bit of reading for me. I am an LAUSD teacher. I have had to experience the validity of these findings for the last few years. My hope is that with continued public exposure of flawed LAUSD policies our schools might improve.