Students helped assailants in East Bay high school assault

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A group of teenagers trespassed into a San Ramon high school and attacked a student on Monday. 

The class attack happened at California High School, also known as “Cal High.” 

According to the school, the perpetrators were not Cal High students and invaded the campus with the help of current Cal High students. 

San Ramon Valley Unified School District spokesperson Tammy Herley wrote, “A group of high school-age individuals trespassed onto campus, entered a classroom, and physically confronted one of our students. We are extremely dismayed that some of our own students allegedly helped the perpetrators enter the Cal High campus.”

The incident happened during a math class. According to a cellphone video recording, the teacher attempted to intervene but was pushed to the ground. 

The three violent students eventually ran off the campus. 

San Ramon Police Department and Dublin Police Department officers have identified three suspects who will face criminal charges. 

Names will not be publicly released because they are minors. 

“Without question, no one is allowed on campus without going through the proper protocols. Our campus safety measures rely on staff, students, and parents following the protocols to maintain the safety of our schools. This breach of policy is unacceptable and has our full attention,” Herley wrote.

The math class attack rattled Cal High students, school officials said. Counselors are available at Cal High for all students who need support.

Anyone with information that can help the SRPD’s investigation is urged to call police at 925-973-2779.

“We want to assure our community that we are also investigating. We are exploring all disciplinary options for the students involved in this incident,” Herley wrote.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.