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June 4, 1998 | KATE FOLMAR and JOEL P. ENGARDIO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The hallmarks of an unstable student can show up in notebook doodles, essay responses, hallway chatter and snide jokes. And these days, county teachers and administrators say, no hint of violence can be treated as jest or a prank. In the wake of deadly shootings on campuses from Arkansas to Oregon, Ventura County school officials say they are taking student threats of violence very seriously.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1998 | KATE FOLMAR and JOEL P. ENGARDIO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The hallmarks of an unstable student can show up in notebook doodles, essay responses, hallway chatter and snide jokes. And these days, county teachers and administrators say, no hint of violence can be treated as jest or a prank. In the wake of deadly shootings on campuses from Arkansas to Oregon, Ventura County school officials say they are taking student threats of violence very seriously.
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February 20, 1993 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three weeks after the fatal stabbing of a Ventura High student, school officials announced plans to hire uniformed security officers and other measures to crack down on gang activity on campuses. "There is a perception in the community that our campuses are not safe," Supt. Joseph Spirito said Friday, announcing a strict new dress code policy, the cancellation of off-campus lunch passes and, to reduce the possibility of drive-by shootings, the closure of Poli Street near Ventura High School.
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April 14, 1997 | REGINA HONG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For years, Lauren Velasco dropped off her disabled son at Dorothy Boswell School, confident the 6-year-old would be safe in the special program Ventura County provides on the quiet campus. But after learning that he shares the campus with older students expelled from local high schools--including some suspected in a recent attack that sent two Buena High students to the hospital--Velasco walks him into the classroom and now plans to stay with him during his sessions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1997 | REGINA HONG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For years, Lauren Velasco dropped off her disabled son at Dorothy Boswell School, confident the 6-year-old would be safe in the special program Ventura County provides on the quiet campus. But after learning that he shares the campus with older students expelled from local high schools--including some suspected in a recent attack that sent two Buena High students to the hospital--Velasco walks him into the classroom and now plans to stay with him during his sessions.
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February 15, 1993 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old Ventura High School student triggered calls here for stronger anti-gang enforcement efforts by police and schools. In Oxnard, the community is still in shock over the assault of a junior high school principal last month by a student wielding a miniature baseball bat. In Thousand Oaks, eight students were expelled for carrying knives and five for carrying guns in the last 18 months.
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February 20, 1993 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three weeks after the fatal stabbing of a Ventura High student, school officials announced plans to hire uniformed security officers and other measures to crack down on gang activity on campuses. "There is a perception in the community that our campuses are not safe," Supt. Joseph Spirito said Friday, announcing a strict new dress code policy, the cancellation of off-campus lunch passes and, to reduce the possibility of drive-by shootings, the closure of Poli Street near Ventura High School.
NEWS
February 15, 1993 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old Ventura High School student triggered calls here for stronger anti-gang enforcement efforts by police and schools. In Oxnard, the community is still in shock over the assault of a junior high school principal last month by a student wielding a miniature baseball bat. In Thousand Oaks, eight students were expelled for carrying knives and five for carrying guns in the last 18 months.
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