HAWTHORNE (AP) — Police have been forced to turn away a huge, unruly crowd that showed up to register high school students for 400 free summer school slots.

People began arriving at dawn Monday at Hawthorne’s Opportunities for Learning Public Charter Schools.

Police Capt. Keith Kauffman says nearly 100 officers from nine law enforcement agencies were called in Monday morning because the number of students and parents swelled to more than 1,000.

They were peacefully dispersed by about 10:30 a.m.

Many budget-strapped school districts have canceled summer school.

Opportunities for Learning Public Charter area supervisor Jesus Franco tells the Torrance Daily Breeze that he was surprised by the huge turnout. Only about 40 people showed up on last year’s opening day of registration.

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Comments (12)
  1. Mike says:

    The illegals are taking all the school vacancies that citizens should get. When is this state going to stop paying for all these illegals? In case the morons that run this state, as well as this country have not yet figured it out, all of these illegals are bankrupting this country.A prime example is that loser judge from Georgia. I bet his kids don’t go to public schools, so he dosen’t give a damn!

    1. adolfo says:

      Agreed Mike. I bet if you charge them to go none of these anchor babies or welfare offspring would even think of attending. For these section 8 parents it is like free day care so they can drink 40’s all day and pop out more kids for us taxpayers to support!

    2. Saber 1 says:

      If the parents were doing their job and raising these kids and involved with there where abouts, they would not need summer school. ILLEGAL ALIENS have no right to free benefits, schooling or jobs. Ship them off to their third world toilet country.

  2. TT says:

    1000 kids – 400 opening should tell the school district something – either they will do something about it or they wont – if they dont – complaints will fall on deaf ears 15 years from now when we have uneducated adults trying to run an already messed up state.

  3. Yahim says:

    You can educate those latinos all you want but you can’t get the stupid out of them.

  4. TT says:

    this is why people are moving out of Ca – for reasons just like this – they want their children to have a life and be educated – and if that is impossible to do here they have 49 other states to choose from – some good options -some not so much ….

  5. 1stman says:

    You racist are really pathetic. Do you have anything better to do than to make generalizations about an ethnicity? Are all Italians greasy haired mobsters with orange skins?

    1. adolfo says:

      For the most part…yah

  6. Latino4life says:

    Radolfo, yahim and mike why dont you guys move together and set up your own KKK chapter!!!!!!!!!

  7. Rusty says:

    Our neighbors moved to Plano, Texas 3 years ago. When they got their kids registered for school they found that their kids were 2 years behind the curriculium. They had to hire tutors to bring their kids up to the education level there. Sad that California schools have gone downhill for so long now. I’m getting ready to retire and moving to the mountains of Colorado. I love SoCal but can’t afford to retire here. Its a shame that our great state has been hijacked>

  8. Paul says:

    Ca used to be a great state with all these mexicans its more like Mexico now so good by Ca your no longer using my tax money to support these grease balls.

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