High School graduation violence

What is the common thread?

This website already reported on the violence that erupted at a kindergarten graduation ceremony in Sommerville, TN.

Three people were shot during a High School graduation ceremony at Skyline High School in Oakland, CA. Police have made three arrests, but they have not been named. The same school had a shooting last September “over a dice game,” but no one was hit.

Ironically, Great Schools ranks Skyline High as one of the better high schools in the Oakland Unified School District. It has a score of 5/10. Skyline is in a four-way tie for 9th place out of 36 high schools. That means it is ranked in the top 12, or top one-third, of high schools in the district.


Seven people were shot during a high school graduation party at Casey Lake Park in Saint Paul, MN. Police are looking for a Black male shooter.

The media initially reported four victims. However, three more self-transported.


An 18-year-old female was shot in the leg at a High School graduation party in Battle Creek, Michigan. No details on the shooter have been reported.

Fighting at a shooting erupted at a graduation ceremony for Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa. Police used pepper spray to break up the fighting. Police say two people fired shots but hit no one.

The Hamilton High School graduation ceremony exploded into violence. This is in Memphis, TN.

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