The BB gun had a “steel slide and polymer frame” and “all the visible markings of a real handgun,” police said.
The men were “looking for a particular student,” according to an email BHS Principal Juan Raygoza sent to the school community Friday night.
Berkeleyside has been collecting notable arrests and details on other public safety incidents in 2019 in response to reader tips and independent research. They appear here along with BPD’s “cases of community interest.”
A popular Berkeley High history teacher was placed on administrative leave after he showed an old bazooka to his students.
BUSD will assess school facilities and install more “Columbine locks,” specialized PA systems and surveillance cameras.
Police are particularly interested in hearing from people who live in the area shots were fired who might have security camera footage from that afternoon.