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San Jacinto Campus lockdown update: All Clear

Updated 6/28/2013 4:12 PM
 
San Jacinto Campus All Clear: Law enforcement officials have lifted a lockdown of the San Jacinto Campus at about 3:30 on Friday, June 28, 2013 after an extensive search for a suspicious person. MSJC Police, Riverside County Sheriffs and California Highway Patrol secured the campus and Child Care Center at noon when a suspicious man was spotted on campus. There were no threats to the campus or individuals and no injuries. Authorities, who searched with K9 teams, searched for the man in an effort to rule out if he was suspected of any crimes. The search included all buildings, the grounds and nearby residential areas. Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Schultz, who was alerted, arrived at the campus to receive updates from law enforcement about the safety of the children, staff and students and progress of the search. The campus is closed to classes on Fridays, but the child care centers remained opened. Extra security was posted outside and inside the centers to ensure the safety of about 8 children and 8 adults inside. Parents were immediately notified of the lockdown and have been notified that it is now all clear.
 
Original Message:
 
Mt. San Jacinto College's San Jacinto Campus and its Child Care Center on that campus are on lockdown since about noon today (Friday, June 28, 2013) as MSJC Police, Highway Patrol and Riverside County Sheriff’s search for a suspicious person who was sighted by custodial staff on the opposite side of the campus from the Child Care Center. No one is injured and there were no direct threats to the Child Care Center or the College. The Child Care Center is staffed with an extra officer posted outside and a security officer inside the center. All entrances to the campus are blocked by law enforcement. MSJC and local law enforcement has locked the campus down to ensure the safety of all persons on the campus. Classes are closed today and fewer than 10 children are at the Child Care Center. Parents of children at the center have been notified.