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June 17, 2019

Student, Educator, Activist, and Civil Liberties Groups Oppose the Searches

LOS ANGELES — On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education will vote on a resolution to end the daily, random searches that unfairly criminalize students, and have been shown to be ineffective, intrusive, and excessive.

A coalition, Students Not Suspects, has been urging an end to the random searches — it includes the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California, Public Counsel, Students Deserve, Youth Justice Coalition, Black Lives Matter – Los Angeles, and United Teachers Los Angeles. The resolution would not end searches for which there is reasonable suspicion that a student violated a school rule or law.

WHAT: LAUSD school board vote on ending the current, daily random metal detector search policy by July 1, 2020.

WHO: Members of the Student Not Suspects coalition will speak at the board meeting.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 18. Comments and vote are expected to take place between 5 and 6 p.m.

WHERE: LAUSD Board of Education, 333 S. Beaudry Ave., Los Angeles.

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