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March 10, 1998 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the same day their Oxnard counterparts responded to a gang-related knife attack at Rio Mesa High School, Ventura school officials met with county leaders to discuss how to address a recent spate of gang violence on and near their campuses. No immediate action will be taken by the Ventura Unified School District. But those present at Monday's meeting outlined the need for a bigger county juvenile detention facility as a long-term solution to campus violence.
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SPORTS
September 30, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
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.
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NEWS
July 29, 1988 | Reuters
Rajshahi University was ordered closed after at least 25 students were injured in fierce battles between rival political groups, the northern university's officials said Thursday. An administrative council statement said the 10,000-student campus had been shut indefinitely to avert more clashes and ordered students to leave their dormitories immediately.
NATIONAL
April 5, 2011 | By Julie Mianecki, Washington Bureau
Schools must do more to prevent and respond to sexual violence on campus, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday as he introduced new federal guidelines to combat the problem. "Students across the country deserve the safest possible environment in which to learn," Biden said. "That's why we're taking new steps to help our nation's schools, universities and colleges end the cycle of sexual violence on campus. " Biden was joined by Education Secretary Arne Duncan at the University of New Hampshire, which was chosen because of its highly regarded efforts in sexual violence prevention.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
June 1, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
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
March 11, 1994 | JEANNETTE REGALADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1989 | T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
September 30, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2002 | DANA CALVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hollywood's infatuation with firearms is getting a dramatic twist in two new films--a documentary feature and a cable TV drama--that attempt to tarnish the titillating appeal of guns in American culture by examining the phenomenon of school shootings. It remains to be seen whether Michael Moore's documentary "Bowling for Columbine," which opens Friday in Los Angeles and New York, and Showtime's "Bang Bang You're Dead," which premieres Sunday, draw large audiences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 17-year-old student was shot and seriously wounded at San Fernando High School in Pacoima on Thursday, just hours after violence broke out at Grant High in Van Nuys in an ethnically motivated melee involving about 200 students. In San Fernando, the senior was shot about 2:40 p.m. just outside the school's child care center. He was in serious condition Thursday night at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1999 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN and KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 17-year-old student was shot and seriously wounded at San Fernando High School on Thursday, capping a violent afternoon in the Valley that began with a lunchtime ethnic disturbance at Grant High School in Valley Glen. The senior at San Fernando High was shot about 2:40 p.m. just outside the school's child-care center, authorities said. The teen was taken by ambulance to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, where a hospital spokeswoman said he was in serious condition.
NEWS
September 16, 1999
A recent survey of college and university freshmen, conducted by CampusCruiser.com, shows that setting up house away from home can be traumatic for first-year students. How so? Take the following quiz and find out. 1. The percentage of college freshmen who admitted to crying at least once during their first week at school. 2. Likelihood of male freshmen calling their mothers during their first week of school, compared with female freshmen. 3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1999 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after holding a closed meeting with 120 school and law enforcement officials on campus security issues, Orange County Dist. Atty. Anthony J. Rackauckas pledged Wednesday to open up the discussion next time. Keeping parents out of Tuesday's meeting at Mission Viejo High School was a mistake, said Leticia Iglesias, associate director of the Parents Institute for Quality Education in Santa Ana, which holds seminars for parents and school officials on issues like campus security.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1999 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The false alarms, rumors and bomb threats at high school campuses have calmed down since the April 20 shooting deaths in Littleton, Colo. But the fears have not. On Tuesday, school officials met with law enforcement agencies to take a realistic look not only at the potential for violence but at the violence that already occurs on campus. "We've not felt a need to talk about what to do if there is a shooting on campus," said Saddleback Valley Unified School District Supt. Peter A. Hartman.
NEWS
September 16, 1999
A recent survey of college and university freshmen, conducted by CampusCruiser.com, shows that setting up house away from home can be traumatic for first-year students. How so? Take the following quiz and find out. 1. The percentage of college freshmen who admitted to crying at least once during their first week at school. 2. Likelihood of male freshmen calling their mothers during their first week of school, compared with female freshmen. 3.
NEWS
April 21, 1999 | J.R. MOEHRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The "Trench Coat Mafia," as the suspects in Tuesday's shooting rampage were called by schoolmates, stood out like sore thumbs. They always wore ankle-length black trench coats, dark sunglasses and black berets. They numbered between five and 15, a collection of current students and former, always hovering on the fringes of the 1,800-student campus. They talked openly about blowing up the school, and showed off their expertise with homemade bombs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1999 | SCOTT GLOVER and IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Three men, possibly gang members, beat and stabbed a teacher's aide Thursday in a parking lot across from Columbus Middle School, authorities said. "They totally hit her by surprise," said Socorro Serrano, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Unified School District. "It seems she was in the wrong place at the wrong time." Students were in class when the attack occurred, and there are no known witnesses, authorities said.
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