Berkeley High School responds to 2nd anonymous weapon tip this month

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Berkeley police responded to an anonymous tip Friday morning that a student was in possession of a weapon, according to an email sent to the Berkeley High School community Monday.

In response to the tip, school officials located the student in question and, after interviewing him, determined he was in possession of a knife. The high school took “appropriate actions … in terms of discipline and ensuring campus safety,” according to the email.

The email also stated that this incident was related to a similar anonymous tip the high school received Oct. 8 that resulted in a temporary campus lockdown, but no weapons were found.

“The Berkeley Police Department and the BHS Administration worked well together on Friday and have 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,” said Berkeley High Principal Sam Pasarow in the email.

Michelle Pitcher is the university news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @MichellePitcher.