Sara Kahn was moved by the sight of so many students spilling out of classrooms and into the La Cañada High School quad at 10 a.m. Wednesday. They arrived in bunches, some toting signs, the majority of them wearing orange, the color a symbol of what hunters wear to protect themselves from being shot at by other hunters.
“Watching all these kids start coming out of class — wow!” the senior said on an emotional day at the school. “I’m impressed. I knew kids would do it, but it’s amazing seeing them come in herds.”
Superintendent Wendy Sinnette was impressed, too: “It was respectful and it was just strong.” Continue reading “LCHS Swept Up in National Walkout”
Security at La Cañada High School has been ramped up following the arrest last week of a LCHS student on charges of criminal threats.
The student, a minor, was arrested off campus Tuesday, March 6, following reports of alleged past threats, sheriff’s officials said. There are no current threats, La Cañada Unified School District Superintendent Wendy Sinnette wrote in an email.
Still, Sinnette said the district has added a second community resource officer at the school, and, for the next two weeks, has hired additional campus supervisors. Continue reading “Extra Security Added at LCHS”
A La Cañada High School student was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly making criminal threats, authorities said.
The male student, who is a minor, was arrested away from the school, booked at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station and transported to juvenile hall in Los Angeles, according to Sgt. Don Knight. Continue reading “LCHS Student Arrested for Alleged Threats”
Parents at Tuesday’s La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board meeting demanded to know whether their children would be safe attending La Cañada High School on Wednesday morning after a parent speaker shared that a student has allegedly made threats to the school on Instagram. Continue reading “LCUSD Parents Unleash Safety Fears at Board Meeting”
Citing the past installations of safety and security measures at both of the district’s elementary schools, the San Marino Unified School District Board of Education will revisit the conversation of securing its campuses, this time focusing on Huntington Middle School and San Marino High School.
This focus emerged from the conversation the board had with district staff at its meeting this week. The presentation highlighted the various ways the district protected itself and its students from potential violent incidents, particularly in light of the mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida school on Feb. 14. Continue reading “SMUSD to Explore Ways to Secure SMHS, HMS”
Paradise Canyon Elementary School was locked down for about 15 minutes Monday morning as Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Deputies struggled to subdue a suspect who reportedly was sleeping in a stolen Prius near campus, according to Lt. Mark Slater.
Deputies responded at 8 a.m. to reports that a man was asleep in the car, blocking traffic at Gould Avenue and Paulette Place. The vehicle was reported stolen in Clairmont on Oct. 16, Slater said. Continue reading “Nearby Arrest Prompts Lockdown at PCY”