Berkeley High Students Arrested Following Gun Incident on Campus

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A Berkeley High School student attempted to bring a firearm on campus this morning but was stopped by the school's safety staff and Berkeley Police Department officers. No one was hurt.

According to a message sent home to families by the high school principal Pasquale Scuderi, school staff had been notified around 9:45 a.m. that a student was seen trying to conceal a firearm while off campus. Two students matching the descriptions given earlier to staff were arrested as they tried to enter campus and the gun was confiscated.

The two students will be recommended for expulsion and will not return to campus. Scuderi also said he requested additional police support during today's dismissal as a precaution.

Less than a month ago, a similar incident occurred at the high school when a firearm was confiscated from a student's backpack. Scuderi urged parents and students to report any sightings of students with guns - regardless of the location - to school staff.

Jeffrey Butterfield is the lead local schools reporter. Contact him at [email protected]

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