By: Karina Tovar, Staff Writer
At about 9:45 A.M. on Monday, Valley College received a warning of a possible shooter threat on campus.
The campus is being shut down as Los Angeles Police Department blocks all entries to Valley to secure all perimeters. Students are warned to stay inside their classroom until they are evacuated safely. Students off campus are warned to stay away till further notice.
Multiple officers positioned at the campus exits, said, they had little information on what was going on and were just being positioned and moved to where needed.
According to a source at Fox 11 news, the call came from the suspect’s girlfriend who warned officers her boyfriend was allegedly upset over failing his classes, and told her he planned on going to campus to shoot it up and end it.Students who have vehicles still parked on campus are not able to retrieve them until LAPD gives the okay.
The campus was on lockdown from 10:32 A.M to about 2:30 P.M. this afternoon. However, at 12:45 P.M. Valley announced that the finals scheduled for today are being cancelled and students can expect to be contacted by their professors with any accommodations for their missed finals.
“No one warned me, I received a text after I had finished my final and left the classroom that there was a possible suspect,” said undecided major Cassy Sotolongo. “When I went back in class to discuss this with my teacher he had already known but failed to give me this important information, leaving me to leave class unprotected.”
The North Hollywood suspect standoff in Hartsook Street that ended at about 3 P.M. had no connection to the campus threat, according to ABC 7 news.
This is a developing story. Further details to come.