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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

STAYING SAFE AT SCHOOL: Campus security guards give a mandatory presentation on a potential active shooting situation during class meeting. The ALICE training was delivered to sophomores and juniors, and also included interactive scenarios where students had to physically disarm intruders.

Security team conducts ALICE training for sophomores and juniors in class meetings

Connor Tang October 4, 2022

The school  resumed its Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate (ALICE) training program for students Sept. 16. The school was unable to hold training for the past two years because of the pandemic.  ALICE...

President and Head of School Rick Commons describes the extent of the security breach in an email addressed to parents and alumni. Current students were not affected, as the school stopped using Naviance, the platform that was hacked, in 2020.

Hackers access alumni college application records

Lily Lee September 5, 2021

In a breach of electronic security, unidentified hackers accessed the school’s former online college counseling platform, Naviance. Current parents alerted the school after receiving emails disguised...

Hateful note targets gay student

Chronicle Staff May 25, 2010

    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...

Sex offender arrested across street from school

February 11, 2010

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...

Campus security

February 10, 2010

  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...

Sophomores see Columbine reenactment at assembly

October 16, 2009

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...

2 security officers man guardhouses

March 19, 2008

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. ...

Tardy students use staff parking

Chronicle Staff December 12, 2007

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...

Administrators contemplate security changes after VT deaths

April 25, 2007

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...

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