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Skyline High School closed Wednesday after shooting on campus

on September 5, 2023

Shots were fired Tuesday morning on the Skyline High School campus, prompting a lockdown and leading to two arrests.

No one was injured in the shooting, which happened around 11:20 a.m. Skyline will be closed Wednesday while police investigate the shooting.

At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Oakland police Capt. Jake Bassett said police recovered a handgun and other evidence on campus. He would not say where on campus the shooting occurred, how many shots were fired or if any students were involved. He said four people were detained, including the two who were arrested.

In a note to parents, Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell said the shots were fired outside a school building.

The lockdown was lifted around 2 p.m., as police — including the California Highway Patrol and Alameda County Sheriff’s Office — combed the campus.

“All of us are relieved that no one was hurt, and I know we are united in our calls for this kind of violence, which has become all-too-common in our city, to end immediately,” Johnson-Trammell said in her note.

When students and staff return on Thursday, the school will have behavior health specialists and other resources in place to help, she said.

Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call 510-238-3336.


  1. Otto on October 16, 2023 at 9:21 am

    so cool!

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