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Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools

Berkeley School Board primer: Campus racism, Thousand Oaks portables, help for ‘high-need’ students

The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight, Jan. 13. On the agenda: The superintendent will share his plan to address racism on campus, the board may vote to call off plans for portables at Thousand Oaks, and there will be an overview about the types of intervention help and support the district’s high-need students receive. Plan to […]

Posted inSchools

Update: School officials say threat to Berkeley High shared on Facebook is false

Update, 3 p.m. Berkeley Police said they are not investigating this as a crime. Update, 12:30 p.m. Berkeley High says that, after speaking with the Berkeley Police Department, it does not believe a Facebook post that mentioned a “massive text” and a “massive shooting” is related to an actual threat of violence against the school. In an email sent out to […]

Posted inSchools

Berkeley High to ‘take back the day’ after racist incident

Berkeley High School is preparing for a special day of “communal self-affirmation” on campus Wednesday, following a racist incident on Nov. 4 and the school-wide protest that came in its wake. BHS Principal Sam Pasarow said he is supporting Wednesday’s activities which will see a slightly modified class schedule and include two assemblies. In a Dec. 2 email […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools

Berkeley High student linked to racist ‘screen hack’

By Emilie Raguso and Lance Knobel Berkeley High School administrators say they have identified the student responsible for a “screen hack” in the library Wednesday that displayed racist threats against African Americans. Berkeley High Principal Sam Pasarow said, during a press conference Thursday afternoon, that a student, believed to have been acting alone, was responsible for […]

Posted inSchools

Berkeley High students walk out, rally after racist threats

By Tracey Taylor, Lance Knobel and Emilie Raguso Update, Nov. 10: Listen to Berkeley High Principal Sam Pasarow, Berkeley High Black Student Union co-president Alecia Harger, and Berkeleyside co-founder Lance Knobel discuss the walkout and what provoked it on KQED Forum. The 25-minute segment was broadcast on Friday Nov. 6 at 9:30 a.m. Follow live […]

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Racist threats posted on Berkeley High library computer

[Editor’s Note: The following story contains graphic language and images that are disturbing.] The Berkeley High School community is reeling after a racist message threatening violence against African Americans was found on a library computer Wednesday afternoon. At 10:24 p.m., school Principal Sam Pasarow sent an email to the BHS community about the incident. He wrote: “Today in the […]

Posted inCity, Crime & Safety, Schools

Berkeley students march to push for police reforms

About 150 students from UC Berkeley, Berkeley City College and Berkeley High, along with a few community members, marched from the university to the city council meeting Tuesday night to insist that “Black Lives Matter.” Read complete Berkeley protests coverage on Berkeleyside. The march was timed to put pressure on the city council to consider a […]