Four 15-year-old students shot in the parking lot at June Jordan School for Equity late Tuesday afternoon, including a female who suffered critical injuries, were recovering Wednesday morning, district officials said.
The school community was left “shaken” following the shooting, which happened as the school let out around 3 p.m. in the campus parking lot at 325 La Grande Ave. in the Excelsior District and prompted a brief lockdown at the school and shelter in place for the area, San Francisco Unified School District Interim Superintendent Myong Leigh said.
“Fortunately the school has a strong tradition of coming together daily to discuss challenging topics and to support one another,” Leigh said in a statement. “In addition to coming together as a community, JJSE has trained counselors who will be meeting with students and faculty.”
The shooting left a female student in critical condition and three other bystanders also suffered injuries, according to police and school officials. Two male students were hospitalized along with the female student, and a fourth victim later walked into the Bayview police station with injuries not considered life-threatening.
The female student was shot in the upper body, while the bystanders were shot in their lower extremities, San Francisco police spokesperson Officer Carlos Manfredi told reporters at the scene.
Manfredi also said one of the students was the apparent target of the attack, though it remained unknown Wednesday morning was triggered the shooting.
“Our understanding at this time is that a small group of outsiders unaffiliated with the school came to campus around the time of school dismissal, targeting a particular JJSE student for reasons that are presently unclear,” Leigh said.
Classes resumed at the school Wednesday morning.