Berkeley High School. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Berkeley High School. Photo: Nancy Rubin

For at least the second time this month, authorities responded to a report of a student with a weapon at Berkeley High School, school officials have reported.

Berkeley High Principal Sam Pasarow said police received an anonymous tip Friday morning “that one of our students was in possession of a weapon.”

Authorities “promptly located the student and interviewed him, and determined that he was in possession of a knife. Appropriate actions are being taken in terms of discipline and ensuring campus safety.”

Pasarow said, in an email message to the school community sent Monday at 4:10 p.m. that “This tip is related to a similar one, received on October 8, that resulted in a campus lockdown.” He did not explain how it was related, but Berkeleyside has asked for clarification.

According to Pasarow’s message, police and administrators “determined that the campus was not in danger as the student did not set foot on campus before he was brought into the main office.”

He continued: “Student safety remains our top priority.”

In the incident Oct. 8, Berkeley High School went on lockdown after an anonymous tip regarding a student who had brought a gun to school. After further investigation, officials determined that there was no weapon and lifted the lockdown.

Berkeleyside will update this post if additional information is provided.

Police: No gun found at Berkeley High; lockdown lifted (10.08.15)

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Emilie Raguso (former senior editor, news) joined Berkeleyside in 2012 and covered politics, public safety and development until her departure in 2022. In 2017, Emilie was named Journalist of the Year...