Students are taking to the streets again Friday to protest gun violence on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting.
Starting at 10 a.m., students at many schools will spend 13 seconds honoring the 13 people — 12 teachers and one student — killed on that day in Littleton, Colo. After that, they’ll participate in a host of different activities.
Within L.A. Unified, one school is having an open-mic event for students to talk about school violence, and lawmakers are visiting campuses to hear students thoughts.
When administrators at South El Monte High School called Jeremy Sanchez's parents to say he never showed up for class Wednesday, his father began to worry.
It was unusual for the 17-year-old junior to miss school, so his father filed a missing person's report and assembled two people, Jeremy's close friend and another teen with whom he was romantically involved, to look for the popular student-athlete.
Soon after Neal MacDougall arrived on the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus Tuesday, the professor noticed university police standing outside a restroom near his office. A racial slur against African Americans had been scrawled in red marker on a stall wall.
Later, he discovered a series of racist fliers pinned up next to his door. Someone had also slashed posters he'd hung outside his office supporting students in the country illegally.
When El Rancho High School teacher Gregory Salcido was secretly recorded telling his students that members of the military were "dumb" and the "lowest of the low," the public outcry was swift and withering.
Angry community members called for Salcido's firing, while White House Chief of Staff John Kelly — a retired Marine general — said the teacher "ought to go to hell."
Lewis Ferebee, the superintendent of Indianapolis public schools, has taken himself out of the running for the job of L.A. schools superintendent.
“After further discussing this endeavor with my family, the Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners, and those handling the search process, I have withdrawn my name from consideration,” Ferebee confirmed in a statement Wednesday afternoon. “It was an honor to have been considered for an opportunity of this magnitude.”
Reached by phone, Indianapolis school board president Michael O’Connor said Ferebee told him he was attracted by the opportunity of leading the nation’s second-largest school district, but hadn’t fully discussed the implications of such a move with his wife.
The Los Angeles Board of Education adjourned late Tuesday after spending more than 10 hours interviewing candidates and trying to reach a decision on who would be the next leader of the nation's second-largest school system.
When the meeting finally recessed at 10:11 p.m., a spokesman announced only that the school board would reconvene Friday at noon.