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Police: No gun found at Berkeley High; lockdown lifted

The 2015 Berkeley High yearbook is being recalled due to an offensive comment on one of its pages. Photo: Melati Citrawireja
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By Tracey Taylor and Emilie Raguso

Update, 5:30 p.m. Berkeley High Principal Sam Pasarow issued the following statement to the school community by email. It appears below in full.

Dear Parent & Guardians,

This email will provide additional details regarding the lockdown procedure that we implemented during Period 4 this afternoon.

The Berkeley Police Department received an anonymous tip that one of our students was seen in the community with a weapon in his possession. We promptly locked down the campus, and located the student and interviewed him. We determined that there was no weapon and lifted the lockdown before the bell for Period 5. … Continue reading »

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