Two Weeks After the Skyline Shooting

It’s been two weeks since the September 2 shooting on Skyline campus. Classes have resumed and for the most part things are back on track for the semester. However, there are still some lingering questions and issues that students and faculty alike are wondering about.

According to Vicki Morrow, President of Skyline College, the staff performed admirably during the incident and she gave them an overall A- rating in their handling of the situation. Procedure was followed correctly and students were cooperative during the incident.

The only major problem that arose during the incident was in the area of campus communications. There were two minor issues regarding announcements and text messages. Some campus buildings are not wired with a public address system so they did not broadcast the official announcements during the incident. The text messaging system worked well overall but some students received the texts hours later or not at all.

Approximately 80 percent of Skyline students are registered for the emergency text messaging system. Those interested in signing up for the service can do so through WebSMART ( Skyline faculty highly recommends that students with cell phones that are enabled for text messaging to register with the school service.

One of the three men apprehended by San Bruno Police has pleaded not guilty to the felony charge of bringing a firearm onto a school campus. After his hearing in San Mateo County Superior Court, 18-year-old Germaine Benjamin was ordered held on $50,000 bail. The two other men arrested with Benjamin have been released with no charges brought against them.

San Bruno Police are still investigating the cause of the shooting.

Information provided by: Kenny Martin, San Bruno Police Department and