Should L.A. Students Have to Submit to Random Searches?
Oct 27, 2017
Kalyn Johns is a 16-year-old junior at Dorsey High School. At least three times since her freshman year, the AP student says, security guards at the school have interrupted while a class of hers was in session and called her and other students into the hallway for a random search. They passed a handheld metal detector known as a wand over her backpack and pockets, and then dug through her backpack in search of contraband.
"They don’t find what they’re looking for, like drugs or weapons or anything," she says, "so they take my personal belongings and throw them away, and I think that’s unacceptable.
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High school student wants LAUSD to end random searches for weapons
Oct 23, 2017
At some schools about a dozen times a day, school deans and security walk into LAUSD classrooms and pick out five students to conduct a “random” search. They take us out of class and into the hallway where they go through our belongings. We are told they are searching us for weapons, but they frequently take our classroom supplies like Wite-Out and highlighters. This is a random search…except they are not random..
Maestros y alumnos se quejan de los registros al azar en las escuelas
Oct 25, 2017
Maestros, estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad llegaron a la sede del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles (LAUSD) el martes por la tarde para demostrar su oposición a la política de “búsqueda al azar de detectores de metales” durante el tiempo de comentarios públicos.
The LAUSD’s Multi-Million Dollar Police State: End Random Searches Now
Oct 22, 2017
It’s Thursday morning and a line of students snakes out of the door of an English classroom and into the breezeway of a South Los Angeles high school. Their backpacks have been dumped on the ground and wrenched open, notebooks spilling out underfoot as school security personnel pace around the students barking out orders. A “random” mandatory search has begun, and students mill about agitated, rousted from instruction for a virtual “perp” roundup that wouldn’t be out of place on an A&E reality cop show.