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Berkeley High students from AMPS school denounce offensive yearbook comment

Students from the AMPS school at Berkeley High have issued a response to an offensive comment about the program in the school’s 2015 yearbook. This photo, taken by the yearbook staff, shows seniors in the AMPS school. Photo; BHS Students from the AMPS school at Berkeley High have issued a response to an offensive comment about the program in the school’s […]

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Berkeley High students allege BUSD refused access to federal investigators over sexual harassment

Students from the BHS Stop Harassing group put up posters on campus alleging BUSD has been refusing OCR investigators access to students. Photo: Jaya N.S. After BUSD officials allegedly refused to let federal investigators interview students about sexual harassment claims at Berkeley High, students plastered posters in campus hallways last month stating, “You are being […]

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Principal restricts access to Berkeley High because of reports that a fight might break out

BHS principal Kristin Glenchur is asking students to stay on campus for lunch and is limiting outside visitors because of rumors of a brewing brawl between kids from area high schools. Update, 8:10 p.m.: BHS acting principal Kristin Glenchur sent out an email to the school community at around 5:30 p.m. to report on the […]

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5 arrested in Berkeley after 15-20 youth fights downtown

A Berkeley Police cruiser that can often be seen outside the high school, on Martin Luther King Jr. Way (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso Update, April 13, 5 p.m. Regarding the students who were arrested Friday, the Berkeley Police Department has provided the following basic information: A 16-year-old female was arrested on suspicion of participating in a […]

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Berkeley student suspended after stabbing other student

A Berkeley High student stabbed another Berkeley High student in the back during lunch break off campus today in downtown Berkeley. Photo: Tracey Taylor Update, April 13, 3:30 p.m. According to Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats, police arrested a 17-year-old male from Richmond on the evening of the stabbing on suspicion of assault with a […]

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Feds launch civil rights investigation into Berkeley School District’s response to sexual harassment claims

Berkeley High School: at the center of a sexual harassment investigation. Photo: Lance Knobel The federal Office for Civil Rights has launched an investigation into whether the Berkeley Unified School District inadequately responded to sexual harassment claims at Berkeley High School, thereby creating a “hostile environment on the basis of sex.” Failure to adequately respond to sexual harassment […]

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Outcry after Berkeley High abruptly cancels physics lab

Forty-three BHS students signed up for an early-morning physics lab, only to be told it had been cancelled shortly after the beginning of the academic year. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Forty-three BHS students signed up for an early-morning physics lab, only to be told it had been cancelled shortly after the beginning of the academic year. Photo: Frances […]