April 8, 1993 |
In a crackdown on students carrying guns and knives to school, the Oxnard Union High School District began using hand-held metal detectors to search students for weapons. Supt. William Studt announced his decision to use metal detectors on Feb. 25 in response to escalating violence on school campuses in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. During the past 18 months, the district has expelled 37 students for carrying knives and three for possession of guns.