Incident System Tracking Accountability Report

STAR

2010 - 2011
ANNUAL REPORT

Presented by: Earl R. Perkins, Assistant Superintendent

2010-2011 iSTAR REPORT
BOARD MEMBERS
Marguerite Poindexter Lamotte Monica Garcia Tamar Galatzan Steve Zimmer Bennett Kayser Nury Martinez Dr. Richard Vladovic Board District 1 Board District 2 Board District 3 Board District 4 Board District 5 Board District 6 Board District 7

LOCAL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS
Linda Del Cueto Alma Pena-Sanchez Dr. Brenda Manuel Dr. Dale Vigil Robert Martinez Rowena Lagrosa Dr. George McKenna Michael Romero Local District 1 Local District 2 Local District 3 Local District 4 Local District 5 Local District 6 Local District 7 Local District 8

SUPERINTENDENT
John E. Deasy, Ph.D

SR. DEPT. SUPERINTENDENT, SCHOOL OPERATIONS
Michelle King

SCHOOL OPERATIONS
Earl R. Perkins ……………………………………. Dr. Christopher Ortiz ………………………….. Luis M. Lopez ……………………………………… Bob Spears …………………………………………. Cheri Thomas …………………………………….. Dr. Judy Chiasson ………………………………… Holly Priebe-Diaz ……………………………….. Jill Barns …………………………………………….. D’Sonya Oakley ………………………………….. Mona Pope ………………………………………… Asst. Superintendent Director Director Director Emergency Services Coordinator Coordinator Coordinator REMS Grant Manager Administrative Analyst Administrative Secretary
Office of Human Relations, Diversity and Equity Office of Human Relations, Diversity and Equity

iSTAR PROJECT TEAM
Dr. Christopher Ortiz Bob Spears, Project Administrator Cheri Thomas, Project Coordinator Jasmin Malinao, Project Manager D’Sonya Oakley, Project Administrative Analyst

iSTAR ITD TEAM
Ron Chandler Varouj Seuylemezian Philip Chang-Chien Murali Somasundaram Pablo Miramontes

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface .......................................................................................... iSTAR In Perspective …………………………………….……………………………. Quick Facts ……………………………………………………………………………….. School/Office Information ……………………………………………..…………. Total Number of Incidents Submitted ……………………..………………… Top Issue Types ………………………………………………………..………………. On Campus - Student Arrests …………………………….……………………… On Campus - Student Arrests By Weapon Type ………...……………… On Campus – Burglaries ................................................................ On Campus - Student Suicidal Behavior …………………….……………… On Campus - Sexual Behavior – Inappropriate …………………………. On/Off Campus – Bullying ………………………………………..…………….. Off Campus - Student Victimization ………………………………………… Off Campus - Sexual Behavior – Inappropriate ………………………… Employee As Suspect …………………..…………………………………..……… Employee as Victim ………………………………………………………………….. Closing …..………………………………………………………………………………….
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PREFACE
This report contains a summary of incidents reported through iSTAR for the 2010-2011 school year. The data from this system is used to assist sites and departments in resolving incidents as quickly as possible to ensure the safety of all students and staff and minimize any potential impact to instruction. This data is also used to identify trends concerning student safety and well being to prevent future incidents. This school year, the Office of School Operations identified several issues impacting our schools. These issues included burglary, possession of a knife, the increase in suicidal behavior incidents (threat to harm self), and sexually inappropriate contact between students. In an effort to address identified trends, the Office of School Operations has worked collaboratively with other offices and divisions to resolve and prevent future incidents.

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IN PERSPECTIVE
What is iSTAR?
On April 1, 2010, the Office of School Operations launched the Incident System Tracking Accountability Report (iSTAR) database. This system gives schools and offices the ability to report incidents that occur on or near District facilities or involve District students, employees, and/or the school community so that the incident can be quickly resolved with minimal disruption to the site. It provides a common framework in which staff from various divisions can work together effectively to provide a standardized response and the appropriate assistance to address the incident. iSTAR captures specific incident information to allow the ability to find similarities and trends in incidents so that divisions can develop solutions and strategies to address issues, improve response processes, and prevent future incidents.

iSTAR Data Limitations
– – – – Not all incidents are reported Some schools have yet to report an incident through iSTAR Reporters incorrectly categorize incidents Incidents are reported with incomplete information

Additional LAUSD Data Sources
– – – – – – Student Information Systems (SIS) Office Referral Forms Los Angeles School Police Reports Expulsions Data – Student Discipline & Expulsion Support Unit Risk Assessment Referral Data (RARDS) – Crisis Counseling & Intervention Services School Mental Health Accident/Injury Reports – Office of Environmental & Health Services

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QUICK FACTS
• • • • • • • • • 10,120 incident reports were submitted. 45% of incidents reported were medical, accident, or injury related. The top 3 issue types reported after medical, accident and injury were Possession of Weapons, Assault/Battery, and Arrest. 20% of arrests were for weapon possession of a knife. 302 burglaries were reported. 255 suicidal behavior (threat to self) incidents were reported. On campus ‘Touching’ was the most reported type of sexually inappropriate behavior between students. There were 352 incidents of bullying reported. The top 3 ways that students were victimized to and from school were Assault/Battery, Sexually Inappropriate Behavior, and Robbery. There were 41 incidents of student involved off-campus shootings reported, and 10 were reported to have died from their injuries. Off campus ‘Sexual Assault’ was the most reported type of sexually inappropriate behavior between students and strangers. There were 284 incidents reported in which the suspect was identified as an employee. The top issue types in which an employee was identified as a suspect w Inappropriate Conduct followed by Assault/Battery There were 1,230 incidents reported in which the victim was identified as an employee. The top 3 issue types in which an employee was identified as a victim were Injury, Accident, and Assault/Battery.

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SCHOOL/OFFICE INFORMATION
NUMBER OF SCHOOLS PER LOCAL DISTRICT
LOCAL DISTRICT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 N Q* R S T Y NUMBER OF SCHOOLS 123 96 93 109 89 51 60 85 932 653 204 8 54 79 N Q* R S T Y

LOCAL DISTRICT TYPE KEY (LEGEND)
LOCAL DISTRICT SCHOOL TYPES INCLUDED Central & LD Offices Title 1-Private School Programs Charter Schools Option Schools iDesign Adult Ed

* LAUSD teachers hired to provide supplemental services to private schools.

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TOTAL NUMBER OF INCIDENT REPORTS SUBMITTED BY LOCAL DISTRICT/OFFICE JULY 1, 2010 - JUNE 30, 2011
LOCAL DISTRICT/OFFICE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ADULT CHARTER IDESIGN LASP TITLE 1 OFFICE OPTION TOTAL NUMBER OF INCIDENTS REPORTED 1389 1422 1400 1150 1134 480 1406 1034 349 28 46 7 1 249 25 10,120

Of the 10,120 incidents reported 45% or 4,551 were either Medical, Accident or Injury.

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JULY 1, 2010 - JUNE 30, 2011

TOP ISSUE TYPES
The table below shows the number of times a particular “ISSUE TYPE” was selected by incident reporters. Reporters can select more than one “ISSUE TYPE” per incident report .

ISSUE TYPE
Injury Accident Medical Possession of Weapons Arrest* Assault/Battery Bullying* Possession of Illegal/Controlled Substance Burglary* Fighting/Physical Aggression Harassment Disruptive Behavior/Annoyance Threat Suicidal Behavior* (Threat to harm self) Inappropriate Conduct Sexual Behavior – Inappropriate* Vandalism/Property Damage Altercation

NUMBER REPORTED
1855 1352 1038 477 456 435 339 320 301 282 277 262 257 255 240 223 168 161

* A detailed analysis of this

“ISSUE TYPE” is included.
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JULY 1, 2010 - JUNE 30, 2011

STUDENT ARRESTS
BY MONTH
JUNE 11 MAY 11 APRILL 11 MARCH 11 FEB 11 JAN 11 DEC 10 NOV 10 OCT 10 SEPT 10 AUG 10 JULY 10 0

80

29 39 21

70

69

BY LOCAL DISTRICT

54 60 74

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

49 41 26 27 21 14 43

11 11 4 3

20 14

20

40

60

80

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BY ISSUE TYPES

Possession of Weapons Assault/Battery Possession of Illegal/Controlled Substance Threat Robbery Theft Fighting/Physical Aggression Vandalism/Property Damage Sexual Behavior - Inappropriate Other Bullying Burglary Disruptive Behavior/Annoyance Act of Violence Altercation Trespass Harassment 0

3 2

23 21 20 19 12 12 12 11 10 9 9 8

59

80

146

There were on campus student arrests reports submitted through iSTAR. 32% of the arrests were for possession of a weapon.

456

20

40

60

80

100

120

140

7 160

JULY 1, 2010 - JUNE 30, 2011

STUDENT ARRESTS-BY WEAPON TYPE
100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

20% of all arrests
94

were for possession of a knife.

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BB Gun

9
Brass Knuckles

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Gun

Knife

KNIFE

BB GUN

BRASS KNUCKLES GUN
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JULY 1, 2010 - JUNE 30, 2011

BURGLARIES
JUN 11 MAY 11 APR 11 Mar 11 Feb 11 Jan 11 Dec 10 Nov 10 Oct 10 Sept 10 Aug 10 July 10 0 10 20

33 20
April 18-22, 2011 (Spring Recess)

302 Burglary Incident
Reports were submitted.
The highest number of Burglaries were reported during the months of December 2010 and April 2011.

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This year we did not see an increase of Burglaries during the Winter recess (Dec. 17-Jan. 5); however 47% of the burglaries that took place in April 2011, occurred during the Spring recess (April 18-22, 2011).

December 17, 2010 – January 5, 2011 (Winter Recess)

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25 21 23 26 29
30 40 9

JULY 1, 2010 - JUNE 30, 2011

STUDENT SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR
(THREAT TO SELF)
50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 S T Y

BY LOCAL DISTRICT

45

46 32 22 9

36 23

37

255 Suicidal
Behavior incidents were submitted.

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*The types

of Suicidal Behavior Incidents were not added to ISTAR until January 2011. All incidents reported before January 2011, are included in the total for “Other.” THREAT TO SELF BY TYPE* 120 100 80 60 40 20 0

STUDENT SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR INCIDENTS REPORTED BY SCHOOL TYPE
SCHOOL TYPE SENIOR HIGH MIDDLE SCHOOL NUMBER REPORTED 90 82 66 6 4 3 2 2
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110 52 44 31 18

ELEMENTARY OCC CNTR/SP ED CNTR DAY SCHOOL LEARNING CNTR ADULT SCHOOL PRIMARY CNTR

JULY 1, 2010 - JUNE 30, 2011

STUDENT SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR
(THREAT TO SELF) BY MONTH
50 45 40

SOME FACTS ABOUT SUICIDE:
According to the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Los Angeles rated 11th lowest in the nation for students reporting that they seriously considered attempting suicide. Slightly more suicides occur during SPRING DECEMBER is the month with the least amount of suicides Suicide rates are lower just before and during HOLIDAYS Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among children and adolescents in the U.S. Suicide rates are highest amount HIGH SCHOOL students, although there have been recent increases among MIDDLE SCHOOL students.

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NUMBER OF INCIDENTS REPORTED

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32 29 25 19

30

25 20 15 10 5 0

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6 0 1 3
JAN 11 FEB MAR APR MAY 11 11 11 11 JUN 11
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JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 10 10 10 10 10 10

MONTH REPORTED

JULY 1, 2010 - JUNE 30, 2011

SEXUAL BEHAVIOR - INAPPROPRIATE
SEXUALLY INAPPROPRIATE INCIDENTS REPORTED ON CAMPUS BY TYPE
90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
Suspects of ‘Inappropriate Conduct’ incidents are either Employees, Parents or Community Members.

48% of reported
80 20 20 18 11 7

incidents involved touching between students.
6 3 2 1

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

62 53

SEXUALLY INAPPROPRIATE INCIDENTS REPORTED ON CAMPUS BY SCHOOL TYPE

LOCAL DISTRICT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

NO. OF INCIDENTS REPORTED

25 17 21 23 19 16 18 16 2 1 8 168
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33

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8 4 3 2 2 1 S T Y TOTAL

JULY 1, 2010 - JUNE 30, 2011

BULLYING
LOCAL DISTRICT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 N S Y NUMBER OF BULLYING INCIDENTS REPORTED 63 28 48 69 29 16 47 42 4 2 4 BULLYING INCIDENTS REPORTED BY TYPE 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0

National studies report that 65% of students are bullied every year.

352 Bullying incidents
were reported through iSTAR. 44% of these incidents were categorized as physical.

155

121 70 39 28 9

13

9

10

8

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JULY 1, 2010 - JUNE 30, 2011

STUDENT VICTIMIZATION
A number of students are victimized coming to and going home from school by community members inappropriately trying to engage the student.

INCIDENT TYPE ASSUALT/BATTERY SEXUAL BEHAVIOR – INAPPROPRIATE ROBBERY HARRASSMENT ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING/ABDUCTION STUDENT INVOLVED SHOOTING
(See table below)

NUMBER REPORTED

151 139 84 62 29 41 10

DEATH BY GUNFIRE STUDENT INVOLVED SHOOTINGS BY LOCAL DISTRICT TITLE 1 OPTION CHARTER 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 1 1 1 10 5 4 2 4 3 4 6 2 4 6 8 10

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JULY 1, 2010 - JUNE 30, 2011

SEXUAL BEHAVIOR - INAPPROPRIATE
SEXUALLY INAPPROPRIATE INCIDENTS REPORTED OFF CAMPUS BY TYPE
80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
Suspects of ‘Inappropriate Conduct’ incidents are either Employees, Parents or Community Members.

67 25 18 11 7 5 5 1

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

SEXUALLY INAPPROPRIATE INCIDENTS REPORTED OFF CAMPUS BY SCHOOL TYPE 57 45

LOCAL DISTRICT 1 2 3 4 5 6

NO. OF INCIDENTS REPORTED

17 18 15 29 20 5 24 8 3 139
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24 8 2 1 1 1 1

7 8 Y TOTAL

JULY 1, 2010 - JUNE 30, 2011

EMPLOYEE AS SUSPECT
Inappropriate Conduct Assault/Battery Other Bullying Harassment Accident Altercation Sexual Behavior - Inappropriate Disruptive Behavior/Annoyance Injury Sexual relationship with children Physical Aggression Act of Violence Possession of Illegal Substance Threat Suicidal Behavior 0

82 35 24 21 18 16 16 14 13 10 9 4 3 3 3 2
10 20 30 40

There were 273 incidents reported in which the suspect was identified as an employee and NO ARREST was indicated.

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60

70

80

90

There were 11 incidents reported in which the suspect was identified as an employee and an ARREST was indicated.

EMPLOYEE ARRESTS (ON OR OFF CAMPUS)
UNKNOWN THEFT POSSESSION GUN & MARIJUANA POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE POSSESSSION KNIFE SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH CHILD TOTAL

NO. REPORTED THROUGH iSTAR

4 3 1 1 1 1 11
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JULY 1, 2010 - JUNE 30, 2011

EMPLOYEE AS VICTIM
Injury Accident Assault/Battery Medical Threat Bullying Altercation Harassment Other Fighting/Physical Aggression Act of Violence Sexual Behavior - Inappropriate Theft Disruptive Behavior/Annoyance Inappropriate Conduct Death Suicidal Behavior Trauma / Violence Exposure Burglary Robbery 0 54 32 29 28 19 18 18 14 13 12 9 8 5 5 4 3 100 200 300 400 500 600
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487 207 152 113

1,230 incidents
were reported in which the victim was identified as an employee. 40% of these incidents were reported as injury.

CLOSING
This report has provided information on incidents occurring on or near school sites and district offices and in the community. To ensure proper resolution to reported incidents and minimal disruption to the site, the Office of School Operations has worked closely with the Information Technology Division, the Los Angeles School Police Department, Facilities Division, Human Resources Division, Office of Staff Relations, Office of Employee Relations, Personnel Commission, Student Health and Human Services Division, Nursing, Student Medical Services, the Office of Crisis Counseling and Intervention Services, and with Local District staff. This system has provided the opportunity for the above offices to coordinate a quick and thorough response to support the affected site and ensure the safety of all students and staff.

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