Gunshot Fired at Balboa High School

Gunshot Fired at Balboa High School

1000 Cayuga Ave – Mission Terrace, San Francisco

August 30th, 2018


  • 8:08:13 pm
    A Citywide alert has been sent for all schools to lift their respective campus lockdowns.
  • 8:07:37 pm
    James Denman Middle School and Leadership High School are no longer on lockdown.
  • 8:03:26 pm
    This is no longer a SWAT or tactical situation and command has been returned to the commander of Ingleside Police District.
  • 7:45:45 pm
    Officers are continuing a full search of the school for potential victims, witnesses, and any evidence which will aid in their investigation.
  • 7:35:24 pm
    According to SWAT, the suspect and the his handgun are both in custody.
  • 7:33:50 pm
    Officers may have detained the suspect.
  • 7:24:17 pm
    The suspect is now wearing a white t-shirt, light colored jeans, and white sneakers.
  • 7:23:55 pm
    Video surveillance footage shows the suspect removing his red hoodie.
  • 7:17:28 pm
    Paramedics are tending to an injured person on campus; however, it's unclear if that injury was a result of this incident.
  • 7:08:40 pm
    SFFD paramedics and firefighters are on scene.
  • 7:02:46 pm
    A SFPD Deputy Chief is on scene and has assumed command of the incident.
  • 7:02:08 pm
    Officers from SWAT are arriving on scene to aid in the search.
  • 6:42:59 pm
    Police are setting up a perimeter.
  • 6:41:20 pm
    According to school officials, the suspect is believed to still be on campus.
  • 6:37:46 pm
    Officers have located his backpack, which was empty.
  • 6:37:00 pm
    The suspect is described as a 14- to 15-year-old Black boy wearing a red hoodie, blue or purple Spider-Man backpack, and light blue pants, and white sneakers.
  • 6:35:23 pm
    Additional units from surrounding police districts are responding to help with the search.
  • 6:34:16 pm
    BART has been notified of the possible threat and are on the lookout near Balboa Park station.
  • 6:33:20 pm
    The suspect's backpack was found in the 2nd floor boys' restroom.
  • 6:32:43 pm
    Leadership High School and James Denman Middle School are both locked down.
  • 6:31:26 pm
    Someone may have spotted the suspect in the second floor boys bathroom.
  • 6:31:02 pm
    Officers are clearing the school, room-by-room.
  • 6:30:41 pm
    The suspect may still be in the building and police have surrounded the campus.
  • 6:30:16 pm
    According to officers, a student fired a single gunshot into a classroom.
  • 6:28:26 pm
    SFPD officers have locked down Balboa High School after a single gunshot was fired.
  • 6:28:03 pm
    Incident reported at 1000 Cayuga Ave.

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