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Maywood Academy High School Returns to School (11-5-18)

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 5, 2018) – Today, students and staff returned to Maywood Academy High School following the events on Friday. Superintendent Austin Beutner was on hand in the morning to meet with the principal, teachers, counselors and parents, and to offer his full support to the school community during this challenging time. 

The high school held meetings with students, staff and parents to bring the Maywood community together to begin the healing process. Los Angeles Unified School District has provided additional crisis counselors who will be present throughout the week for continued support. L.A. Unified School Police will also be monitoring the school. 

“The incident we saw does not reflect the values of Maywood Academy High School and the wonderful teachers and students who make up the Maywood community,” Superintendent Beutner said. “We will continue our work to make each school a safe and welcoming learning environment for students and to provide teachers and staff with the support they deserve.”

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and Los Angeles Unified will continue to cooperate with law enforcement. Los Angeles Unified does not condone hate, violence or intolerance of any kind.

Recognizing that many of our school communities have been historically underserved, Los Angeles Unified remains committed to working with stakeholders to better resource our schools.