LAUSD Ends Wand Searches
"Administrative random searches are incredibly invasive, dehumanizing and communicate to students that they are viewed not as promising minds but as criminals," board member Tyler Okeke said.
The daily searches were instituted in 1993, said NBC4. They involved random students being checked with hand-held metal detector wands.
The NBC4 report noted that a coalition called Students Not Suspects issued a report last year that concluded the random searches didn't turn up any guns and only a tiny fraction of them produced any weapons at all. The report said the searches also pulled students out of class and cost the district more than $1 million a year.