In response to rumors Tuesday that a student brought an unloaded gun to Acalanes High in Lafayette, police and school administrators conducted a search of the campus, Principal Aida Glimme said, in a Wednesday message to the community.
“Yesterday, Tuesday 9/27, Acalanes administration received a report of a possible weapon on campus,” Glimmer wrote. “In partnership with the Lafayette Police Department, a thorough search and investigation were conducted. A weapon was not found on campus.
The school’s safety procedures were followed and students were secure and safe on campus. We appreciate the partnership and aid of the Lafayette PD. We continue to encourage our students to keep the Acalanes staff informed of any safety risks to our students.”
Based on the school’s reported suspensions and expulsions for 2010-11, weapons were not an issue on campus last year: http://bit.ly/qEbYZx.
However, the school logged 67 suspensions, including 44 related to violence or drugs. This far exceeded the number of suspensions on all other district campuses. However, Las Lomas High was the only district school to expel a student last year (for sale of controlled substances, alcohol, or intoxicants).
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Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
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Acalanes school district Superintendent John Stockton has issued the following news release regarding memorial services and donations following the deaths of Las Lomas students Matt Miller and Gavin Powell:
“Friday, February 25, 2011
The entire Acalanes Union High School District community is mourning the loss of Matthew Miller and Gavin Powell, two Las Lomas juniors. Our heartfelt condolences go out to their families.
Below is information on services and charitable donations for both:
Sunday, February 27 at 3:00 p.m.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
399 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek
Donations may given to Amigos De Las Americas
Amigos De Las Americas
5618 Star Lane
Houston, TX 77057
Saturday, February 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek
Donations may be given to the Powell Memorial Fund
Checks can be made out to the “Powell Memorial Fund” (There is a drop box in the main office at Las Lomas High School). Please include on the check the account # 05970-70974. Please contact Ms. Steele, Las Lomas Associate Principal or Bank of America for electronic transfer or PayPal information.”
Posted on Friday, February 25th, 2011
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