New: Former Berkeley High Student Killed in Sunday Night Oakland Shooting

By Jeff Shuttleworth (BCN) and Planet
Wednesday May 08, 2013 - 09:34:00 PM

A teenager who was fatally shot in East Oakland on Sunday night was identified by an Oakland Unified School District spokesman today as 17-year-old Castlemont High School senior Olajuwon Clayborn. 

School district spokesman Troy Flint said Clayborn played on Castlemont's basketball team and was described by staff as "extremely well-liked and a popular and beloved student." 

Oakland police said the shooting occurred in the 8600 block of Dowling Street at about 10 p.m. Sunday. They said a second male was also shot but is expected to survive. 

Flint said the shooting happened in front of Clayborn's home. 

He said Clayborn previously attended Berkeley High School and transferred to Castlemont at the beginning of the current school year last August. 

Clayborn was scheduled to graduate from Castlemont this spring, Flint said. 

A message on the Berkeley High School E-Tree on Wednesday said, 

"We are sad to share the news that former BUSD student Olajuwon Clayborn was shot and killed this past weekend. Olajuwon attended Berkeley schools from pre-school through 11th grade; he transfered to Castlemont High School in Oakland last fall for his senior year. Berkeley High has had counselors available to speak with students."