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December 24, 1987 | ELAINE WOO and MAURA DOLAN, Times Staff Writers
The Los Angeles district attorney's office said it is investigating an allegation of illegal removal of asbestos by Los Angeles Unified School District workers at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles. Jan Chatten-Brown, a special assistant to Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner, said this week that the investigation is based on a complaint from the union representing district carpenters, but would not comment on the details of the case.
October 23, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Samantha Schaefer
Three students were injured Wednesday morning after the "accidental discharge" of a police weapon during a safety presentation at a Chino elementary school, police said. The students -- whose ages were not immediately known -- suffered what were believed to be minor injuries and were taken to an area hospital as a precaution, said Tamrin Olden, crime prevention supervisor for the Chino Police Department. Additional information about their injuries were not immediately known. "We're still sorting out the extent of the injuries and how it happened," Olden said.
April 7, 1996
I wish to congratulate Father Robert Milbauer and the administration of Alemany High School for their stand during the debate over "crew dances" ("8 Alemany Students Asked to Withdraw," March 23). To the parents who are protesting: You agreed to abide by the rules put forth in the school handbook, you are paying a substantial amount to educate your children in an academic and value-oriented atmosphere and yet you model a contempt for authority, certainly a contradiction. At this time in our society the atmosphere under which both faculties and students must exist is threatening at best, in both private and public schools.
April 12, 2013
Re "NRA's off-target plan," Opinion, April 9 You don't need to be a mathematician to know that the odds of a child surviving a school shooting are greater if the shooter is shot and killed than if he keeps shooting until his clip is empty. The moment someone enters a school with intent to kill, survival is the only issue. Instead, James Mulvaney writes about the difficulty in shooting a weapon during a crisis or what kind of weapon the staff member is carrying. This is about life and death, not succumbing to the will of the National Rifle Assn.
March 6, 1993
To make schools safer I think that the first time a student does something to endanger another student, he or she should be expelled immediately. No second chances. When students get a second chance that tells them that what they did wasn't that bad. In other words it means it's OK to do that, they won't get in trouble. MICHELLE TSCHUMPER Northridge
May 21, 1999
I object to the characterization of teachers made by Mike Downey (May 14). There are about 3 million teachers in the U.S., and you can count on one hand the number of teachers who have engaged in inappropriate conduct with their students. To add to his exaggerations and inaccuracies, Downey adds the man who drove his car into the preschool playground, who wasn't even a teacher. The type of person who goes into teaching, together with the very thorough background checks teachers go through, assures us that the stories Downey writes about are extremely rare.
April 2, 2013 | By Melanie Mason
WASHINGTON - A National Rifle Assn.-backed task force unveiled a sweeping set of proposed school safety measures Tuesday, the gun rights group's counterproposal to the spate of gun control bills introduced in the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., in December. Asa Hutchinson, a former Republican congressman from Arkansas and drug czar under President George W. Bush, announced the National School Shield task force findings in a Washington D.C. news conference amid tight security.
April 2, 2013 | By Melanie Mason, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - A National Rifle Assn.-backed task force unveiled a sweeping set of proposed school safety measures Tuesday, a counter to gun control bills introduced after the Connecticut mass shooting. The most attention-getting recommendation: to train select school personnel to carry firearms. The task force steered away from an earlier NRA proposal to rely on volunteers to provide security. Asa Hutchinson, a former Republican congressman from Arkansas and head of the Drug Enforcement Administration under President George W. Bush, announced the National School Shield task force findings in a Washington news conference amid tight security.
February 14, 2013 | By Melanie Mason, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Wayne LaPierre, a top official of the National Rifle Assn., lobbed a blistering attack on President Obama's gun proposals Thursday, accusing him of exploiting the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting to roll back gun rights. "It was only a few weeks ago when they were marketing their anti-gun agenda as a way of protecting schoolchildren from harm. That charade ended at the State of the Union when the president himself exposed their fraudulent intentions," said LaPierre, addressing the National Wild Turkey Federation convention in Nashville.
May 10, 2012 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
NEW DELHI - Hundreds of Air India pilots did not report to work Thursday, the fourth day of a sickout to protest their treatment by management, a dispute that so far has resulted in the cancellation of numerous international flights and cost about 45 pilots their jobs. Officials said the Mumbai-based airline was forced to cancel more than 35 international flights this week, including several bound for New York and Frankfurt, because of the protest. India's aviation minister called the sickout illegal, the airline said it had fired some pilots, and a high court called for negotiations.
October 11, 2006 | Mima Mohammed, Times Staff Writer
In the wake of three deadly school shootings in recent weeks, President Bush convened a conference on school safety Tuesday in which Cabinet members, educators, police and students discussed ways to recognize and prevent violence. Conspicuously absent in the all-day session was any mention of the role of firearms in the shootings, a politically volatile issue sure to inflame partisan passions in a midterm election year. "In many ways, I'm sorry we're having this meeting.
August 22, 2006 | Christian Berthelsen, Times Staff Writer
The National Institutes of Health have reopened an inquiry into the activities of two UC Irvine psychiatrists in the wake of a report in The Times that they skirted the school's patient safety review board to test a drug without permission from the university. The NIH, the primary government agency for funding of medical research, previously had looked into the drug company test by Steven G. Potkin and William E. "Biff" Bunney in 2005 after it received an anonymous complaint.
October 23, 2003 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writer
In the wake of recent shootings near Los Angeles public schools, public officials on Wednesday announced a new, coordinated effort to better police campuses and the areas surrounding them. "Schools must be a safe haven," said Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn at a news conference at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights. "The neighborhoods around schools need to be safe as well."
September 9, 2003 | Sharon Bernstein, Times Staff Writer
For children, back to school means new backpacks, new friends and new teachers. For grown-ups, it's the same old thing: battling the other moms and dads in the auto derby known as dropping your children off at school. It can be nasty. Their own offspring stowed safely in back, drivers cut in front of other people's children in the crosswalks. They drop students off in the middle of the street. They make illegal U-turns.
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