Hateful note targets gay student

    By Allegra Tepper An anonymous threatening and homophobic note left in an openly gay junior boy’s backpack led Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts and Head of Upper School Harry Salamandra to address all class meetings last week, in which they referred to the note as a disappointing anomaly. The note, which read, “If […]

Sex offender arrested across street from school

By Jamie Kim A 45-year-old registered sex offender was arrested on Jan. 8 at a house directly across the street from the upper school campus. Three black and white police cars from the city of Ontario converged on the house on the west side of Coldwater in mid-afternoon and Todd Whiten Siefert was taken away […]

Campus security

  By Sam Adams Campus Security is investigating the theft of lighting and sound equipment, worth $30,000, from Rugby auditorium during winter break. There were no signs of forced entry and the security camera security to the scene of the crime had been disabled. Though there are no current suspects, Head of Security Jim Crawford […]

Sophomores see Columbine reenactment at assembly

By Julius Pak “What should you do when a school shooting occurs on campus?” That was the question posed to sophomores during their assembly Oct. 2 by the security team about A.L.I.C.E. A.L.I.C.E. is the new program designed to inform students on what to do and what not to do when a school shooting occurs. […]

2 security officers man guardhouses

By Julie Barzilay Security Officers Johnny Jones and Mark Geiger have assumed the full-time responsibility of manning the security kiosks at the lower and upper entrances of the school on weekdays.  Jones returned to Harvard-Westlake two weeks ago, resuming a post he held part time for seven months last year.  He is joining the school […]

Tardy students use staff parking

By Karen Aquino Tardy students park in visitors’ spots in the Seaver parking lot in order to get to class on time, Director of Inter-Campus Security Kevin Giberson said. “There are times when kids panic because they’re going to be late for a test, and so they just decide to park there,” Giberson said. One […]

Administrators contemplate security changes after VT deaths

By David Alpert and Stephanie Deutsch Following last week’s shooting at Virginia Tech University, the administration at Harvard-Westlake is considering new methods of security and has discussed installing phones in every room with a speaker and a central location such as the reception desk. With these phones, teachers would be able to immediately notify security […]