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LAUSD Schools Make Discipline Less Harsh

Students at the nation’s second largest school district will be shielded from prosecution and sent to administrators for low-level offenses as part of a sweeping reform to the way school police respond to bad behavior.


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LAUSD Kicks Off Annual ‘Student Recovery Day’

The Los Angeles Unified School District Friday kicked off its annual Student Recovery Day.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/06/2013

(source: Santa Ana Police Dept.)

Mother Who Allegedly Shackled Son, 10, Pleads Not Guilty To Child Abuse

A Santa Ana woman accused of wrapping a chain around her 10-year-old son’s ankles to prevent him from leaving home while she was at work pleaded not guilty to child abuse Monday.

CBS Los Angeles–07/22/2013

(source: Santa Ana Police Dept.)

Mother Booked For Willful Cruelty After Son, 10, Found In Chains

A mother of three was arrested Thursday after her 10-year-old son was found lying in the courtyard of his family’s apartment complex with his ankles in padlocked chains, police said.

CBS Los Angeles–07/19/2013


LAUSD May Ban Student Suspensions For ‘Willful Defiance’

Officials with the Los Angeles Unified school district will consider a proposal this week to limit the use of “willful defiance” by students as a suspendable offense.


(credit: Corona Police Department)

Pastor, 2 Men Arrested For Allegedly Kidnapping, Torturing Boy As Discipline

Police Tuesday arrested a Corona pastor and two other men, who were accused of kidnapping and torturing a 13-year-old boy to teach him a lesson, according to police.


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Contract Clause Could Limit LAUSD From Disciplining Teachers

The Los Angeles Unified School District is working to crack down on teachers suspected of misconduct in the wake of the sex abuse scandal at Miramonte Elementary School.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/29/2012