Southwestern College authorities have issued an all clear and have ended the lockdown at Southwestern College’s Chula Vista campus. Police report everyone is safe and that they believe the suspect left campus. If you have any information on the suspect, please call Southwestern College Police at 619-216-6691. No further updates.
Southwestern College’s Chula Vista campus, which is used in part by the PLNU Adult Degree Completion programs, has issued a shelter-in-place order following a report of an armed suspect on campus. The following is the full-text of the emergency notification made by Southwestern College at 1:14pm today:
Emergency notifcation: an armed subject believed to be a Bontia Vista High student has been spotted on the Southwestern College campus. College police are working with Chula Vista Police Department to locate the subject. The college will shelter in place until campus police gives the all clear. If anyone sees a tall black or Hispanic male last seen wearing a black shirt, jeans with Dodgers jacket, contact [Southwestern College] Campus Police 216-6691 or 911.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
ALL CLASSES CANCELED and NON-ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES are RELEASED FROM WORK effective immediately.
Power is out to portions of campus and wider outages are reported in the Point Loma area. SDG&E estimates power will be restored by 530p. However, strong winds are expected to continue through the night. Road hazards have been reported in the area; use caution while driving.
*PLNU Alert!* Begin campus evacuation drill. Evacuate to designated areas. More information on campus evacuation plans and earthquake readiness can be found at http://emergency.pointloma.edu.
During the drill, we ask that you evacuate your building as quickly and safely as possible. Each area has an assigned Emergency Response Coordinator and a back-up that will be assisting with the evacuation process. Please familiarize yourself with campus evacuation areas (view map).
This drill is being held in conjunction with the statewide Great California ShakeOut earthquake exercise. Remember, in the event of an earthquake, “Drop! Cover! and Hold On!”.
If you are interested in putting together an emergency kit for your office or home there are many websites that can help, including www.moreprepared.com and www.redcrossstore.org.
Department of Public Safety
The campus lockdown drill–begun at 10:30am–is now complete. All students, staff, and faculty should have had an opportunity to review the “run, hide, fight” steps. For those who did not, you are encouraged to watch the following video and/or review the campus handout.
*PLNU Alert!* Power has been restored to Main Campus. ITS is in the process of restoring campus network and phone service. Classes will convene and employees should report to work as scheduled tomorrow. Strong winds are expected through the night, however, so continue to exercise caution while outdoors. No further updates.
*PLNU Alert!* High winds across campus have resulted in falling trees and branches. PLNU recommends those on campus shelter in place away from windows and use extreme caution when outside. A local power outage has also resulted in a loss of power to all campus buildings with no estimate for service restoration. CampFurther updates to follow.
The report of an active shooter situation at the US Navy Medical Center in Balboa Park from earlier this morning was unfounded. PLNU officials monitored the situation and no PLNU campus was ever in danger. No further updates.
The author of the social media post was identified and questioned. Campus officials are satisfied that there is no threat to the campus community.
Public Safety is grateful for the information provided by members of the PLNU community in response to this incident.
Public Safety is aware of an anonymous social media post from earlier today that is concerning in nature. While concerning, the post did not constitute an overt threat to PLNU specifically.
SDPD is actively investigating. Public Safety and SDPD will also be increasing their presence in the area.
In the meantime, be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at 619-849-2525. Further updates will be provided through the alert system.