2 arrested following report of shots fired at Oakland's Skyline High School, police say

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023
2 arrested following report of gunshots at Oakland school: police
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Skyline High School in Oakland was on lockdown after a report of gunshots being fired, police said.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Skyline High School in Oakland was on lockdown after a report of shots being fired, police said on Tuesday.

Police say they detained four people and arrested two suspects believed to be connected to the shooting.

Oakland police say they investigated after receiving a call about shots in the area just before 11:30 a.m.

Officers arrived one scene and did not find any shooting victims, police said. They did recover a firearm.

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Parents told ABC7 they expressed anxiety about the situation and are hoping to get more answers about what the district is doing to keep kids safe.

"My kids aren't coming to school the rest of this week, and if I don't find out what really happened, they won't be coming back next week either. They need to do something about this. This school is too wide open and theses kids are not safe.," said Malana Weems, a parent at Skyline High School.

Students expressed concern, too.

"I knew it was real because I heard the shots and everybody was running. As soon as we got the announcement, on the loudspeaker, we were actually like this is for real, for real," said student Andres Quinteros.

The district says parents were notified shortly after the incident and updated once students were confirmed to be safe.

No injuries have been reported, police said.

OUSD Superintendent Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell says the campus will be closed on Wednesday as police investigation is completed. Students and staff will be provided with resources for support as they return.

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