Skip to comments.LA Police Chief Announces Plan For Random Patrols Of Elementary, Middle Schools
Posted on 12/18/2012 11:57:27 AM PST by cotton1706
(AP) Los Angeles' police chief says he plans to step up patrol of the city's elementary and middle schools by assigning officers to visit them at least once a day. Charlie Beck said at a speech Sunday that he wants to start the program when students in the nation's second-largest school district return from winter break. Beck told KCAL-TV that the Los Angeles School Police department is stretched thin meeting the needs of high schools across the city. So he wants all LAPD officers to visit an elementary or middle school at least once a day. It's part of an effort to ensure students' safety after a shooting massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut. More than 640,000 students are enrolled at over 1,000 schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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I teach in downtown L.A. and we have cops onsite all day. I’m beginning to feel like we’re safer than these rural suburban areas where everybody thinks “It couldn’t happen here.” Man, we know darn well it could happen here, we have kids whose parents are rival gangs sitting in class together.
I went to high school in Boston and we had security. Don’t remember if they were armed or not.
Our security was at least 1/3 of the teachers were men, some Vietnam vets. The leader was Mr Collins, a 6’2” 240 pound (not fat) black man with a paddle the size of a cricket bat. There were very few disciplinary needs.
ditto in Oakland
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