REALM High School found a shooting threat written on the wall in the boy’s bathroom Thursday morning, prompting school officials to send students home early, as first reported by Berkeleyside.
The threat was discovered at around 9:30 a.m., according to Berkeleyside. Berkeley Police Department was alerted of the threat at 10:32 a.m., and officers were present on the campus until about 1:30 p.m., according to BPD spokesperson Sgt. Andrew Frankel.
Frankel added that the investigation is ongoing.
REALM Charter School board president Victor Diaz said students were sent home during lunch break, according to Berkeleyside. Diaz added that REALM has never received a shooting threat or dealt with gun violence, and that the school has not performed active-shooter drills in the past.