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September 7, 2010 > Gun scare causes school lockdowns

Gun scare causes school lockdowns

By Meenu Gupta

Bridgepoint High School in Newark and Kennedy High School in Fremont were "locked down" on Thursday afternoon, September 2, due to the possibility of a firearm on campus. Bridgepoint High School located on Cedar Boulevard was on lockdown for nearly two hours. According to the School Resource Officer, two students were seen on campus passing the weapon between each other.

According to Detective Bill Veteran, Fremont PD, Fremont Police provided outside assistance for Newark PD who requested four units to help lock down the school as a precaution. After it was learned that one of the students involved was inside a specific classroom, at Fremont's ROP, Kennedy High School, all adjacent rooms were vacated. The student and all classmates were evacuated from the classroom and the rooms and campus quad area was thoroughly searched. No weapons were found. Newark PD later found an involved student off campus at his home in Newark. No weapon has been located so far and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Newark Police Department at (510) 578-4237. Information can also be left anonymously on the "silent witness" hotline at (510) 578-4000, ext. 500.

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