[BHS Etree] ADMIN: Multiple Fights and Police Activity After School Today

BHS Etree bhs at lists.lmi.net
Fri Apr 10 19:27:19 PDT 2015

Dear BHS Community:

After school today, approximately 15-20 fights took place off campus 
from about 3:40 to 4:20 pm on the east side of Berkeley High in the 
Kittredge, Shattuck, Channing area. Approximately 400-500 students and 
non-students were on the street or involved in the fighting and 
approximately 23 BPD officers and the entire BHS Safety Staff and 
Administration responded.

The fights involved Berkeley High students, non-students from San 
Leandro and Oakland, as well as adults. At least three Berkeley High 
students and two BTech students were arrested and multiple students will 
face additional school discipline for their involvement.

Following initial reports of fighting today at lunch on Shattuck, 
Berkeley High Administration alerted BPD, who increased police presence 
for dismissal. An increased number of non-students, in part because 
other school districts are on Spring Break this week, were observed 
around campus after lunch and BHS administrators and safety staff were 
vigilant in not allowing non-students on campus.

We see no immediate impact on normal school operations for next week. We 
will continue to call for additional safety presence if information 
supports the need and we will provide additional details to our families 
and community where it is relevant and appropriate to do so.

Please advise your students to move away from gathering crowds. When 
students run toward a fight it adds fuel to an already heated situation, 
makes it difficult to identify the parties who are involved, and risks 
injury to innocent people. Moving away from a fight also allows safety 
staff to do their job.


Kristin Glenchur

Principal, Berkeley High School

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