Classes to Resume at Balboa High School Following the Gun Incident

August 31, 2018 Updated: August 31, 2018

Classes are scheduled to resume Aug. 31 at Balboa High School in San Francisco a day after a gun went off inside a classroom on Aug. 30.

There will be classroom discussions and extra counseling staff available at the school’s teen health center on Aug. 31 to support students, according to the San Francisco Unified School District.

On Aug. 30 at approximately 11:15 a.m., police responded to Balboa High School at 1000 Cayuga Ave. on a report of a gun being discharged in a classroom.

The high school immediately went on lockdown, and all students were kept in classrooms behind lock doors and out of site, according to the school district.

Nearby Leadership High School, James Denman Middle School, and San Miguel Early Education School were also placed on lockdown.

Responding officers searched the school and located the gun and a spent bullet casing, according to police.

Four high school students were taken into custody in connection with the incident.

Police said only one of the four students is under investigation in connection with the discharge of the firearm, and the other three students are being investigated as possible accessories after the fact.

One student suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening during the incident, but the student’s injuries were not related to the gun discharging.

That student was evaluated and released to the parents, police said.

The lockdown was eventually lifted at all four schools, and the students at Balboa were released for the remainder of the day Thursday.

By Dennis Culver