Controversy over phone confiscation leads AISD roundtables on private phone policy

Controversy over phone confiscation leads AISD roundtables on private phone policy


BEHIND THE STOP-ARM CAMERAS. 2-ROBERT:THE LEADER OF THE CITY’S LARGEST UNION, EDUCATION AUSTIN, IS CALLING ON AISD TO TRAIN STAFF, TEACHERS, AND EVEN STUDENTS ON THEIR RIGHTS REGARDING VIDEOS AND PICTURES ON THEIR PERSONAL CELL PHONES. ERIN:THIS COMES AFTER A CONTROVERSIAL BOARD MEETING OVER SEX-EDUCATION THAT LED TO AISD POLICE SEIZING AND SEARCHING THE UNION PRESIDENT’S PHONE.KXAN’S PHIL PRAZAN REPORTS ON AN AGREEMENT THAT CAME AFTER HIS EARLY MORNING CONFERENCE. EDUCATION AUSTIN PRESIDENT – 09:37:14 – I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY DUG INTO. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY HOLD ON THEIR LITTLE MACHINE BUT WE ARE DEMANDING THAT THEY MEET WITH US TO CHANGE THIS.” 09:37:23 PRESIDENT OF EDUCATION AUSTIN KEN ZARIFIS JOINED THE NAACP, THE WORKERS DEFENSE PROJECT, THE AUSTIN JUSTICE COALITION AND LGBT ADVOCACY GROUPS TO CALL FOR CHANGES FROM AISD. THEY WANT CLEAR POLICE POLICY, ALONG WITH STAFF AND STUDENT TRAINING ABOUT CAN’T BE RETRIEVED FROM A CELL PHONE. KEN ZARIFIS, EDUCATOIN AUSTIN PRESIDENT – 10:05:47 – TEACH THEM HOW TO USE THEIR RIGHTS. SHOW THEM WHAT IT MEANS TO SAY ‘NO I DO NOT CONSENT’.” 10:05:54THIS ALL STEMS FROM A HEATED AISD BOARD MEETING ON SEX-EDUCATION WHERE A TRANSGENDER WOMAN, WHO IS A FORMER STUDENT, FELT VERBALLY ABUSED, BEGAN SHOUTING, AND WAS ESCORTED OUT15:37:41 – PROTECT BLACK TRANS WOMEN. PROTECT BLACK TRANS WOMEN. PROTECT BLACK TRANS WOMEN.” 15:37:48KEN ZARIFIS FROM EDUCATION AUSTIN SAYS IF HE FEELS ROLLED OVER… THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE PROTECTIONS FOR NORMAL TEACHERS, STAFF, AND STUDENTS.KEN ZARIFIS, EDUCATION AUSTIN PRESIDNET – 10:05:17 – IF A 13 YEAR OLD THAT THE POLICE WANT TO SEE. THEY MIGHT NOT HAVE ANY OF THEIR RIGHTS RESPECTED BECAUSE THEY PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ANY OF THEIR RIGHTS.” 24PHIL ZARIFIS’S PHONE WAS SEIZED AS PART OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATION INTO THAT MEETING… THAT ENDED WITH NO CHARGES.IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT EVEN IF A TEACHER OR STAFF MEMBER IS NOT INVOLVED IN AN INVESTIGATION… THERE

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