About 500 students stayed home Thursday as Alameda County sheriffs deputies scoured Hillside Elementary School in the San Lorenzo Unified School District.
They were investigating the murder of 19-year-old Trevion Foster, whose bullet-ridden body was discovered Wednesday night behind a locked gate on the school's playground.
The killing is thought to have been connected to a dice game and happened at night, long after school was out.
In this Patch video school district Assistant Superintendent Sharon Lampel says students will return to school Friday and insists that they will be safe despite
(Read Foster's last Tweet in this synthesis of social media comments.)