LOS ANGELES — City Attorney Mike Feuer released the final version of his School Safety report Monday, with recommendations that the Los Angeles Unified School District upgrade some of its buildings and suspend the practice of using hand-held metal detectors to randomly search students — but not arm teachers or have more armed personnel on campus.
The report was issued by the Los Angeles School Safety Blue Ribbon Panel, which Feuer formed in the aftermath of the mass shooting at MarjoryStoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14.
“Our School Safety Report is the final result of bringing together students, parents, educators, other stakeholders and experts to tackle one ofthe most significant issues of our time. Our Blue Ribbon Panel’s recommendations would make a real impact on school safety,” Feuer said. “I look forward to continuing to work closely with educators, parents and residents across Los Angeles to translate these proposals into action andprotect our kids.”
The panel included Los Angeles School Police Chief Steven Zipperman, retired California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno, former Los Angeles CityCouncilman Greig Smith and other education and public safety experts. The panel held hearings starting in April in all seven LAUSD school board districts.
Speaking at a City Hall East news conference with some of the panel members, Feuer said some of the 33 recommendations would cost little money toimplement, while others — including that each school should have a full-time psychiatric social worker on campus — would be costly. Click here to read more: https://www.dailynews.com/2018/08/06/la-school-safety-report-stops-short-of-putting-guns-in-teachers-hands-finds-weapons-searches-ineffective/