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LAUSD May End Controversial Weapons Search Policy


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L.A. Unified School Board members will consider ending the district’s longstanding and controversial policy known as “wanding.”  These are the rules requiring administrators in middle schools and high schools to look for weapons on campus by randomly searching students with handheld metal detectors.  

The board resolution calls for sunsetting the random searches by July of 2020.  If approved, it would be a big win for a coalition of student activists and civil liberties groups.