Update: 4 Students Taken Into Custody After Gun Goes Off Inside Classroom

August 31, 2018 Updated: August 31, 2018

Officers in San Francisco took four high school students into custody after a gun went off inside a classroom late on August 30 morning, police said.

The incident occurred around 11:15 a.m. at Balboa High School, located at 1000 Cayuga Ave.

The discharged gun caused the school to be on lockdown. As a precaution, San Francisco Unified School District officials also moved to place nearby Leadership High School, James Denman Middle School and San Miguel Early Education School on lockdown.

After conducting a search, officers located the gun and a spent bullet casing, according to police.

Of the four students taken into custody, only one is under investigation in connection with the firearm’s discharge. The other three student suspects are being investigated as possible accessories after the fact.

One student suffered injuries not considered life-threatening during the ordeal. The student’s injuries, however, were not related to the gun discharging.

That student was evaluated and has been released to their parents, police said.

The lockdowns have since been lifted and no other students were injured, according to police.

By Daniel Montes.

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