A threat of violence puts campus on lockdown


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The Cosumnes River College campus was put on lockdown for two hours on Monday due to a threat of violence made by an individual against the campus. The campus is now clear and classes and campus services will be offered remotely for the rest of the day.

The Cosumnes River College campus was locked down for two hours on Monday morning after a threat of violence was made towards the campus, according to a Twitter post by the Los Rios Colleges.
The Los Rios Community College District sent email and text alerts at about 11 a.m. stating, “Shelter in Place immediately. Lock doors and windows immediately and await further information. If not on campus, please avoid the area.”
Brandon Santos, an 18-year-old early childhood development major said he was sheltering with his classmates throughout the lockdown in the LRC 106.
“So far we are secure,” Santos said, during the lockdown.
Some people on campus used social media to find information about the incident and inform others.
English Professor David Weinshilboum posted a tweet to inform his students that “CRC is in lockdown and to stay away.”
Weinshilboum said he is unsure if this will prevent his classes from returning tomorrow.
“This isn’t the first time I’ve been in lockdown,” Weinshilboum said. “This is unfortunately the world we live in.”
LRCCD sent a message at 12:47 p.m. confirming that “police activity at Cosumnes River College has been resolved and the campus is secure. Normal operations have resumed.”
A district email indicated that classes and campus services would be offered remotely for the rest of the day.
Calls made to the Los Rios Police Department and the CRC Public Information Office were not returned.
No other details have been confirmed and this is a developing story.