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January 31, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 An altercation that broke out at the conclusion of Wednesday's basketball game between host Hollywood and rival Bernstein when players were shaking hands is being investigated by the Los Angeles Unified School District and school police, according to Dave Siedelman, a specialist in the district's athletics office. Hollywood won the game. Because of the incident, Siedelman said the two schools will have a "silent game" on Feb. 14 at Bernstein, where no fans or spectators will be permitted to attend.
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January 31, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 An altercation that broke out at the conclusion of Wednesday's basketball game between host Hollywood and rival Bernstein when players were shaking hands is being investigated by the Los Angeles Unified School District and school police, according to Dave Siedelman, a specialist in the district's athletics office. Hollywood won the game. Because of the incident, Siedelman said the two schools will have a "silent game" on Feb. 14 at Bernstein, where no fans or spectators will be permitted to attend.
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March 27, 1989
I feel it is necessary to respond to the letter on "School Police" (March 19) which questions my statement (quoted in a March 8 article about the student who stabbed a teacher) and asks why only half of our school police force is assigned to schools. In answer, 252 officers, nearly 83% of our 305-person police force, are assigned the primary responsibility to protect students and property at our schools. Of these, 143 are assigned to campuses to watch over our students before, during, and after school hours.
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January 30, 2014 | KTLA News
Police have released a partial sketch of a man sought in the attempted abduction of a 10-year-old girl at Coldwater Canyon Elementary School in North Hollywood. The incident occurred Jan. 22 as the girl, who was attending an after-school program, was walking from the playground to a restroom about 5:30 p.m., police said. The girl told authorities the would-be abductor grabbed her from behind and covered her mouth, Los Angeles police Sgt. Mike Kammert said. The victim got away by biting the man's hand.
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February 11, 1998
School police are charged with protecting the students, staff and property of the vast Los Angeles Unified School District, a job that has become increasingly dangerous with the rise of gangs and guns. The union that represents this force has asked the Board of Education to equip its patrol cars with shotguns, a more powerful and intimidating weapon than the nine-millimeter pistols that school officers now carry. The officers' desire for more firepower is understandable.
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February 24, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Acknowledging that school police often face violence in neighborhoods around campuses, the Los Angeles Board of Education approved a plan Monday to equip school police cars with 12-gauge shotguns. The school board voted 5 to 2 in favor of the proposal after a contentious hearing in which several board members called the weapons a valuable deterrent but others said they feared that students might be shot accidentally.
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February 6, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND and MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An emotionally charged proposal to equip Los Angeles school police cars with 12-gauge shotguns cleared its first hurdle Thursday when a Board of Education committee agreed to send the plan to the full board as early as Monday. But debate continued to rage over a weapon that police call a necessary tool but parents and some school board members label a danger to students.
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September 4, 2013 | By Matt Pearce, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
A 17-year-old boy has admitted to being the attacker in a stabbing at a Houston-area high school on Wednesday that left three students injured and one student dead, officials said. The teen admitted to the stabbing that killed Joshua Devon Broussard, a fellow 17-year-old student at Spring High School, about 25 miles north of downtown Houston, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. He has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The bloody confrontation, which happened shortly after 7 a.m., prompted a lockdown at the roughly 3,000-student campus as police and frightened parents flooded the scene.
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May 22, 1995
A Rowland Heights Unified School District police officer patrolling near Nogales High School was shot and wounded in the hip Sunday morning by a teen-age assailant who escaped on foot and remained at large, a sheriff's spokesman said. Officer Mark Russell, 29, a five-year veteran of the department, was treated for a minor wound at Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina and released, sheriff's spokesman Mark Bailey said.
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March 21, 1998
The Los Angeles County coroner's office said Friday that school police officer Joel Shanbrom died from multiple shotgun wounds. Shanbrom, 32, was killed Wednesday night while his wife and 3-year-old son were upstairs in their Northridge home, according to official reports. Police initially described the crime as a home-invasion robbery but broadened their investigation after learning that nothing was taken from the rented house and that two hours had passed before the shooting was reported.
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October 31, 2013 | By Teresa Watanabe
Los Angeles school police have sharply curtailed the number of tickets issued for truancy to L.A. Unified students by 93.7% over the last four years, reflecting a step back from punitive disciplinary practices, according to a new report . The report, by the Community Rights Campaign, an organizing effort to shift student disciplinary actions from police to schools and communities, also found that tickets for all offenses plunged by 54.8% from...
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September 4, 2013 | By Matt Pearce, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
A 17-year-old boy has admitted to being the attacker in a stabbing at a Houston-area high school on Wednesday that left three students injured and one student dead, officials said. The teen admitted to the stabbing that killed Joshua Devon Broussard, a fellow 17-year-old student at Spring High School, about 25 miles north of downtown Houston, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. He has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The bloody confrontation, which happened shortly after 7 a.m., prompted a lockdown at the roughly 3,000-student campus as police and frightened parents flooded the scene.
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June 12, 2013 | By Tony Perry
 A middle school English teacher in San Diego pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking a gun and ammunition to campus. An attorney for Ned Carter Walker, 41, said his client had the weapon to protect his students in case of a violent incident. In exchange for the guilty plea, a second felony charge of having a lock-blade knife was dropped during a hearing in San Diego County Superior Court. Walker faces a possible five years in prison when sentenced in August. He is also expected to be fired.
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May 29, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez and Andrew Blankstein
A student at Sal Castro Middle School near downtown Los Angeles received a "puncture wound" in the back after apparent campus "horseplay," officials said Wednesday afternoon. The incident at the school, which is on the Belmont High School campus, forced a lockdown for about an hour, the Los Angeles Unified School District said. The sixth-grade student was being treated Wednesday afternoon for injuries described as non-life-threatening, spokeswoman Monica Carazo said. There was "no evidence of a fight or weapons," she told The Times.
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May 28, 2013 | By KTLA
Police warned parents Tuesday in Tujunga to be on the lookout for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl. A police sketch shows the alleged attempted kidnapper who tried to grab the girl around 2 p.m. Sunday in the 6600 block of Olcott Street, according to Los Angeles police. He tried to pull her into his vehicle near Mountain View Elementary School, police said. The girl screamed for help, and the man released her, KTLA-TV reported. He then got into a tan or burnt orange medium-sized SUV and left, investigators said.
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May 15, 2013 | By Dalina Castellanos and Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
As Gov. Jerry Brown announced more funding for public schools Tuesday, the Los Angeles Board of Education agreed to pay for more school police, maintain a classroom breakfast program and keep supplemental staff at schools. The board also heard projections of next school year's budget, which - for the first time in six years - wasn't expected to require any new cuts. L.A. Unified schools Supt. John Deasy had asked the seven-member board to approve the so-called discretionary programs, although it was unclear whether they would all be funded directly from the district's general fund.
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March 8, 1994
Los Angeles schools Supt. Sid Thompson called on the Board of Education to spend $3.5 million to hire 22 school police officers and retain 300 campus security aides as part of a program to prevent violence unveiled Monday. Thompson also recommended that all school principals work with teachers and parents to devise a safety plan that includes anti-violence curriculum as well as safety precautions around campus.
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December 4, 1987 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
Frustrated by auto accidents and congestion around school campuses, members of the Los Angeles Unified School District Police Department are seeking authorization to begin issuing traffic tickets. "The bottom line is that our patrol officers see these violations and can't do anything about it right now," said Richard G. Keith, president of the school district's Police Officers Assn.
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May 14, 2013 | By Dalina Castellanos
More than 1,500 demonstrators are expected at the Los Angeles school board meeting Tuesday as members are scheduled to vote on whether to continue funding a classroom breakfast program, on an increase in the school police force and on other budget items. Hundreds of positions in the schools and cafeterias are tied to the fate of the breakfast program, which feeds more than 2,000 students in 280 schools across L.A. Unified School District. The controversial program has pitted two of the district's most influential labor unions against each other.
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May 13, 2013 | By Dalina Castellanos
The Los Angeles school board meeting is expected to draw more than 1,500 demonstrators Tuesday as members are scheduled to vote to continue funding the classroom breakfast program, an increase in the school police force and other budget items. In a memo to board members last month, Supt. John Deasy outlined eight items that the district would not fund without explicit board approval. Those included classroom breakfasts, which feed more than 2,000 students in 280 schools across the L.A. Unified School District.
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