Investigation Underway After Shots Fired At Vallejo High School
Posted on 09/13/2022

VALLEJO - On September 13, 2022, at approximately 3:45 PM Vallejo Police responded to a shooting in front of the Vallejo High School. Officers determined that several students were fighting with some unknown males. This fight was broken up by a school staff member. Some of the involved subjects fled the area in a dark colored sedan while shooting back towards the remaining group. The staff member was struck by a least one bullet and suffered a non-life threatening injury.


Following protocol, the school was immediately placed on lock down. At the time of the altercation and shooting, there was a college fair, three classes in session, and approximately 200 student-athletes on campus. After the area was declared safe by the Vallejo Police Department, the remaining students and staff were released through the campus' east gate.


Upon arrival, VPD officers located a staff member who was shot at least once with a non-life-threatening wound. The staff member was transported to a local hospital. 


The motive and circumstances involving this incident remain under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vallejo Police Department Detective Division at 707-648-4524. 


Vallejo High School will continue tomorrow as scheduled. The school will have increased site safety officers and a Vallejo Police Department presence. 


We have mental health providers ready to assist those students who need additional support at school. In addition, if parents would like the District to reach out to your student, please fill out the form, and we will contact them shortly. There are also other mental health resources available at vcusd.org/mentalhealth


If your student sees something suspicious, please remind them to say something to any school staff member. Also, please talk with your child. Anything that our students might be aware of where there are problems or dangerous activities in our community we need to know about and act on.


“This is a senseless act of violence committed by some individuals who do not value human life” said Police Chief Shawny Williams “Enough is Enough. It’s a sad day anyone is shot in front of our children at school where they should feel safe.”


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