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March 14, 2018 by Madison Buch (Student Leader)
On March 14, 2018, John Marshall High School students gathered to form a sea of red — not one of blood but one of love, hope and passion. At 10 a.m., hundreds of students dressed in red left their classes to unite in our Mike Haynes Stadium to express our support for gun control and to offer our strength to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students in Parkland, Florida.
What was initially a group of no more than 12 members of our Students Deserve club — a grassroots coalition dedicated to the rights of LAUSD students, which led Marshall’s movement — became a group of hundreds, so many that the flowers we had brought for a memorial were outnumbered by the people to receive them.
March 26, 2018
In the wake of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, one Los Angeles non-profit organization is hoping the LA Unified School District will be more supportive of its mission. LA Students Deserve believes respect for students is the key to preventing gun violence.
The grass-roots coalition focuses on solving issues of injustice in communities and schools. The group was founded in 2013 and now includes more than 300 parents, teachers and students throughout LAUSD...
Making #BlackLivesMatter in Schools where 700 people attended.
February 24, 2018
Amy Guerrero said she started getting randomly searched at her Koreatown middle school, Young Oak Kim Academy, when she was 12 years old. "I got searched all the time, but I never saw the nurse, not once," said Amy, who is 15 and a sophomore at UCLA Community School, which also is in Koreatown. "Whenever I felt sick or had a cut they said the nurse wasn't there that day, but I saw the officers all the time."
In the wake of the school shooting that took 17 lives in Parkland, Fla., earlier this month, there has been much debate about how to make campuses more secure. Some have called for more police on campuses, others for improved mental health services for students. President Trump has suggested arming teachers.
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.
LA School Report
High school student wants LAUSD to end random searches for weapons
Oct 23, 2017 by Grace Hamilton (Student Leader)
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.