Berkeley High School

The Berkeley High student who brought a gun to school on Monday ran away from officials and is still at large.

The 15-year old freshman brought a small caliber gun to school in his backpack and he apparently darted outside while authorities were looking inside the bag.

The Berkeley police department came to the high school and took possession of the gun, but not the student.

“The student was no longer there,” said Officer Jamie Perkins on Wednesday “We were not able to take him into custody at the time we arrived.”

Berkeley police know the identity of the student and officers are looking for him, said Perkins.

On Monday, Berkeley High Principal Pasquale Scuderi sent an email to the Berkeley High community informing it of the incident, but did not mention the student was still at large.

Scuderi did not return phone calls or emails from Berkeleyside.

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...