CCUSD Superintendent Addresses ‘Gun on Campus’ Incident

Last weekend, an incident occurred on the campus of Culver City High School that has raised some questions among members of our school community. We are writing to share with you the facts of this situation.

On Saturday, May 27, 2023, during the time that our CCHS/CCMS campus fields and athletic areas are open for public use, a community member reported to the Culver City Police Department that someone on campus had a firearm. The police responded promptly, found the person with the firearm, and arrested them and took them into police custody without incident.

We can confirm that it was a minor student from our District who was in possession of the firearm. We can further confirm that it is illegal to bring a weapon onto school grounds, regardless if it is during or after school hours. To this point, we are proceeding with the appropriate discipline. We will not discuss details regarding this process, other than to confirm that the student has not returned to campus.

We express our gratitude that a watchful community member reached out to law enforcement on this matter so that it could be handled swiftly and safely. Safety is, indeed, a shared responsibility. This situation remains an active investigation within the CCPD, and anyone with information that might assist the police with their work is urged to contact CCPD Sergeant Hernandez at (310) 253-6306.

June is National Gun Violence Awareness Month. To this point, we’d like to remind you that both the City of Culver City and the Culver City Unified School District adopted gun safety storage resolutions in 2019. 

Superintendent Quoc Tran

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