December 12, 2016
The Mt. San Jacinto College Campus Safety Department and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a threat that was discovered shortly before noon today (Dec. 12, 2016) on the Menifee Valley Campus. This threat appears to be unrelated to the threat discovered on Dec. 5 on the San Jacinto Campus and, at this time, does not appear to be a credible threat.
The message today was also in the form of graffiti and was found in a bathroom on the Menifee Valley Campus. At this time, to protect the integrity of the investigation, the nature of the threat and its exact location are not being disclosed.
MSJC and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department are committed to the safety of students, employees and visitors and take these threats seriously. While today’s threat does not appear to be credible, we are continuing increased patrols throughout the district.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is investigating Dec. 5 and today’s threats as terrorist threats. If charged with making a terrorist threat, the suspect(s) could face county jail or prison time, fines and be court-ordered to pay restitution of the law enforcement costs related to the threat. Mt. San Jacinto College will seek the maximum penalty for those charged and convicted with the threats.
MSJC continues to urge students, visitors and employees to report any suspicious behavior immediately to MSJC Campus Safety at 951-639-5188 or in an emergency to 9-1-1. If you have information on either message, call Campus Safety or report it anonymously through the WE TIP hotline at (800) 78-CRIME or (800) 782-7463 or visit www.wetip.com.