A second gun found on Berkeley High campus in a day

The Berkeley Police Department reports that a second gun has been found on the Berkeley High School campus today, following an earlier incident which involved a gun being fired through the wall of a portable classroom.

According to BPD spokesperson Sgt. Mary Kusmiss, a student shared information with authorities regarding another student who they thought might have a gun. A BPD School Resource Officer and safety officers pulled the suspected student out of class and indeed he was in possession of a firearm.

Details are sketchy at present. We will provide updates on this story as we get them.

Update, 12:58: The student who was found to have a gun was carrying it in his backpack. He is 15 years old and has been taken to the Berkeley Police Department where he is being charged, according to Sgt. Kusmiss of the BPD. The charge will probably be “possession of a firearm on school property” which is a felony. The student will be taken to Juvenile Hall. The two students involved in the earlier incident in which a gun was fired, were 15 and 16, and both were enrolled at BHS. They too will be charged and taken to Juvenile Hall.


Update, 13.06: This marks the fourth incident of a gun on the BHS campus this year. The first happened on January 10 when a student reported the suspect to the authorities; and on February 4 a student was seen near the campus attempting to conceal a firearm and was arrested.