Above is the Solano County Grand Jury’s concluding comment in its 10-page report on safety at Vallejo High School. It is nothing less than a searing indictment of the status quo.
For years, safety issues have been more than anecdotal at Vallejo High School. When the Police Department reports that it receives an average of four service calls a week from the campus, we can only wonder how many calls are not made.
Police also say that nearly 1 in 10 of those calls involve students with weapons or threats against the lives of teachers or administrator. If so, are we really expected to believe that teacher complaints about school safety are merely a collective bargaining strategy for a better union contract?