ALAMEDA, Calif. (KRON) — Alameda police arrested a man on Wednesday who is accused of going into Alameda High School, touching a girl’s face, and asking to kiss two others. The Alameda Police Department did not release the suspect’s name but said he is 27 years old.
The Alameda Police Department said a detective spotted the suspect on the 1100 block of Park Street on Wednesday. He was arrested for crimes including said that the man entered the school at about 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday. He entered a classroom and touched a student’s face before a teacher asked him to leave.
When in the hallway, the man asked two other girls to give him a kiss, according to the school district. He left the school’s campus before the staff could call for a lockdown or shelter-in-place.
The teacher continued to follow the man to the Fruitvale BART station. He was not arrested at the station, but police were able to take him into custody the next day.
APD said a detective spotted the suspect on the 1100 block of Park Street on Wednesday. He was arrested for crimes including possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation.
There was another incident at the same school on Tuesday when a former student entered the school and acted “erratically,” according to AUSD. A group of students filmed the man and showed staff members.
Principal Robert Ithurburn eventually took the man into his office. AUSD said the man had alluded to students being afraid he would “shoot up the school” years ago.