Balboa High School ‘Shooting:’ Reports of Shots Fired

There has been a shooting at Balboa High School in San Francisco, according to local media reports. KPIX’s Emily Turner tweeted that shots had been fired at the school. The message came in at around noon local time. The school is on lockdown. The San Francisco Police Department has said that two people have been taken into custody at the school and that one person suffered a “non-life threatening” injury at the school. A police spokesperson later said that three students were in custody and there was “no active threat.” All three persons in custody are Balboa High School students.

ABC San Francisco reports that there is a “heavy police presence” at the school in addition to EMTs on scene.

In a brief statement, the San Francisco Police Department confirmed an “incident” at the school. The SFPD said, “An incident has occurred at Balboa HS. #SFPD is on scene. Balboa HS, James Denman MS & Leadership School are on lock down at this time. SFPD PIO @OfficerGrace is responding.”

The school is located at 100 Cayuga Avenue in the Mission Terrace neighborhood of the city. there hare over 1,200 students enrolled in addition to 63 teaching staff. In 2007 and 2008 the school was placed on Newsweek’s lists of “America’s Top Public High Schools.”


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