Carver Middle School lock down lifted
Student with weapon
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A South Los Angeles middle school was locked down today when a student said a classmate had a weapon, but none was found after a search of the campus, authorities said.
Authorities were alerted about 9:45 a.m. of the possible weapon at Carver Middle School, 4410 McKinley Ave., according to Myra Ramirez of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
The student who allegedly had the weapon was found and was interviewed, and a search was conducted, but no weapon was located, Ramirez said. The lockdown was lifted about 11 a.m., she said.
Los Angeles police say two suspects have been arrested for the murder of 5-year-old Aaron Shannon, and are being held without bail. Leonard Hall Jr., 21, was taken into custody today (Friday) about at 2:10 a.m. at an apartment in the 200 block of West. 27th Str. Marcus Denson, 18, was arrested Thursday evening by Sheriff’s deputies in the 1100 block of East 83rd Street. Law enforcement officials say both suspects are active gang members.
Editor’s Note: As California’s government continues to not set a budget for the state, state schools are still suffering from insufficient funds to properly teach it’s young people. Twenty-eight high school youth from Los Angeles took the trip up to Capital Hill to get the reason from the horses mouth as to why their education is so poorly funded. Rupa Dev is a reporter for New America Media.
The superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) believes that student test scores should be part of teachers’ evaluations.
Ramon C. Cortines, who is retiring next year, told administrators recently that the district will develop a new evaluation system, and he wants at least 30 percent of a teacher’s evaluation based on the scores. Currently, pupils’ California Standardized Test (CST) scores do not figure in the instructors’ evaluations.
A forum hosted by students of Crenshaw High School will be held Tuesday, May 28, from 4-6 p.m. at the Brotherhood Crusade Youth Source Center, and will feature student input on the transformation taking place at the high school.
The forum is sponsored by Taking Action, Sierra Club and the Coalition for Educational Justice, all campus clubs, and will follow a march that takes place beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the flag poles on campus and ending at the Youth Source Center, 5415 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Voters will fill the final seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District board today, choosing between a former assistant to the mayor and an attorney who is also a teacher.