UPDATE: Unspecified Threat to PLNU & Campus Closures

By | 2018-10-25

(San Diego, Calif. – October 25, 2018 – 11:30am) – This morning, October 25, 2018, PLNU received notice from the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) of an unspecified potential threat to a PLNU campus. PLNU has remained in close contact with the FBI and the San Diego Police Department (SDPD). The FBI JTTF continues to investigate and has provided the following update:

“In the early morning hours on October 25, 2018, the FBI became aware of a possible threat to Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) in San Diego, CA.  Initial information received indicated non-specific comments were made regarding PLNU.  Immediately, upon notification of the potential threat, our Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) engaged with our federal, state and local partners to investigate. At the same time, the JTTF made immediate notification to Point Loma Nazarene University – Public Safety.   At this time, the JTTF is actively working to determine the veracity of the comments made regarding Point Loma Nazarene University.  However, the investigation to date has determined that this is not an active shooter threat.”

“Our top priority is the safety of our students and our campus communities. As a result, it was out of an abundance of caution that the university chose to cancel all classes at all PLNU campuses through today, October 25th.” said Jill Monroe, Director of Public Affairs for PLNU.

Though not on a full lock down, all classes are cancelled, all services remain closed and non-supervisory employees are dismissed through the end of the day. Residential students on the Point Loma campus are encouraged to remain in residence halls where staff is on hand and food is being provided.

If you would like to subscribe to PLNU’s Emergency Alert System, please text PLNUALERT to 67283. Message and data rates apply.

Information and additional updates will be provided via alerts, social media, and the university website at www.pointloma.edu.

*PLNU Alert!* All classes canceled, all campuses

By | 2018-10-25

*PLNU Alert!*

This morning PLNU received information from the FBI about a possible threat to a PLNU campus. The FBI is investigating. PLNU is working with both the FBI and SDPD.

Out of an abundance of caution, all classes at all PLNU campuses are canceled for the rest of today. All non-supervisory employees are dismissed. All services are closed. Residential students should return and remain in residence halls until further notice.

We will provide updates as they are available.

www.pointloma.edu

Point Loma Nazarene University
Department of Public Safety

Campus Evacuation Drill

By | 2017-10-19

*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

Partial closure of Interstate 8

By | 2017-09-14

*PLNU Alert!* CHP has closed the eastbound lanes on Interstate 8 through the Fashion Valley area, as well as the on-ramps from Rosecrans and Morena Blvd, due to a water main break and sinkhole. Expect major traffic delays heading east out of Point Loma.

Those driving to/from the Point Loma or Mission Valley campuses should consider using alternate routes.

For those riding the off-campus shuttle from the PL campus tonight, it will not stop at the Old Town Transit Center or Fashion Valley Mall. The Target stop will be the last stop on the route.

Update: Armed Suspect at Southwestern College

By | 2017-06-19

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.

Possible Armed Suspect at Southwestern College

By | 2017-06-19

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.

Power Outage and Strong Wind Warning

By | 2017-02-17

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.

Campus Evacuation Drill

By | 2016-10-20

*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