FREMONT, CA -Two juvenile suspects have been arrested for attempted homicide, accessory, and brandishing a weapon. A 16-year-old male Kennedy High School student was booked into juvenile hall for attempted murder. The second suspect, a 17-year-old male juvenile who attends a high school in a neighboring city, was booked into juvenile hall for accessory and brandishing a weapon.
On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at about 12:50 p.m., Fremont Police Communications received a call from a victim saying someone had cut him in the neck. The victim identified himself as a Kennedy High School student and further described the suspect as still in the area. School Resource Officers were on duty at Kennedy High School. Within 46 seconds, both officers responded across the street to tend to the victim and attempt to locate the suspect involved.
At 12:54 p.m., the SRO Sergeant directed Kennedy High to initiate a shelter in place after the suspect was seen going towards the high school. Within minutes, the entire SRO Team responded to the campus to provide security for Kennedy High School. Fremont Police Patrol officers obtained initial surveillance photos and immediately disseminated them to the SRO Team.
School Resource Officers and Fremont Unified Administrators worked together to identify the suspect quickly. This continued partnership was instrumental in setting up a safe process for students, teachers, and administrators during this incident.
The victim, a 15-year-old male Kennedy High School student, has been released from the hospital after being treated for his non-life-threatening injury.