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King Student Sent to Juvenile Hall For Bringing Gun to School

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Thursday January 07, 2010 - 08:30:00 AM

A Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School student was sent to Alameda County Juvenile Hall for bringing an unloaded gun to school.  

Berkeley Police Department spokes-person Officer Andrew Frankel said Berkeley police received a call from school staff a little after 1 p.m. on Dec. 16 reporting the incident.  

Officer Frankel said Berkeley police arrived at the scene and confiscated the gun. Berkeley police then arrested the student, a 13-year-old boy, and transported him to Juvenile Hall. Frankel said that the Alameda County district attorney’s office would decide whether to press charges. Calls to Berkeley Unified School District officials for comment were not returned by press time.