Calif. District Considers Measures to Reduce Gun-Related Incidents
BERKELEY, Calif. — At a school board meeting on March 30, Berkeley school Superintendent Bill Huyett said he is considering a number of measures to improve safety at Berkeley High School. There have been several gun-related incidents on the campus this year.
Huyett will consider the suggestions provided during the meeting and recommend new policies at the board’s next meeting on April 13, The Berkeley Daily Planet reports. Some of the suggestions include having students wear identification badges or having a police officer stationed on campus five days a week.
Huyett said, however, that a student ID program would be expensive and time-consuming to implement. He also believes metal detectors would be too time-consuming to operate on a campus of 3,400 students.
On March 30, the campus was locked down when a parent reported seeing a man with a gun in his waistband near campus. On March 23, two Berkeley High students were arrested after they brought a gun onto campus, which went off in a school bathroom. On the same day, another student was arrested for having an unloaded handgun on school grounds.