Tuesday night’s drive-by shooting at McClymonds, which injured three teenage boys on their way out of a basketball game – including a JV athlete who had played earlier that night — has upset and frightened people throughout Oakland.
Andy Kwok, the rookie teacher I’ve been following, teaches one of the students. He’s not ready to talk about it yet.
Lara Burenin, a new teacher at East Oakland’s EnCompass Academy, was also at a school basketball game on Tuesday night. The West Oakland shooting made her think hard about her students’ safety, and her own. She wrote a compelling post on the Tribune’s My First Year blog about what it’s like to teach in an area ridden with violence.