CSULB Shelter-In-Place Orders Lifted After Threat Investigation

CSULB Shelter-In-Place Orders Lifted After Threat Investigation


PAT: NOW ON “CBS2 NEWS” 5:00, BREAKING NEWS, THINGS ARE RETURNING TO NORMAL AT CSU LONG BEACH, STUDENTS WERE ORDERED TO SHELTER IN PLACE ON CAMPUS, BECAUSE OF A SO-CALLED THREATS. UNIVERSITY POLICE HAVE ONE PERSON IN CUSTODY. JEFF: THE LOCKDOWN DID CREATE QUITE THE SCARE FOR STUDENTS. GREG MILLS WITH LIVE ON CAMPUS WITH A LOOK. REPORTER: YOU WILL HEAR FROM A STUDENT IN A MOMENT, THINGS ARE BACK TO NORMAL. TRYING TO GET BACK TO NORMAL. TAKE A LOOK AT SOME VIDEO FROM SKY 2. THE ALERT WENT OUT ON WEB SITE BEFORE 4 P.M. SAID THERE WAS A CREDIBLE THREAT, CAL STATE POLICE AND LONG BEACH POLICE WERE HERE, SAYING IF YOU WERE NOT ON CAMPUS TO STAY AWAY. IF ON CAMPUS, SHELTER IN PLACE. A TWITTER PIC FOR YOU, STUDENTS USING TABLES TO PAIR CADE THEM — BARRICADE THEMSELVES IN A ROOM, THIS WENT ON FOR MORE THAN 30 MINUTES. THEN THE ALERT WANT OUT SAYING IT WAS OVER, AND SUSPECT OF IN CUSTODY. MANNY GALLEGOS WAS IN CLASS, TAKE US THROUGH THE PROCESS. WE WERE IN CLASS, MIDDLE OF LECTURE, SOME STUDENTS STARTED RECEIVING ALERTS ON THEIR CELL PHONES, THROUGH TEXT-MESSAGES AND PHONE CALLS. INTERRUPTED THE PROFESSOR, TELLING HIM THERE WAS A CREDIBLE THREAT. HE IMMEDIATELY STOPPED THE LECTURE, EVERYONE GOT NERVOUS. THERE WERE SOME PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO LEAVE, PROFESSOR TOLD EVERYONE IT WAS BEST TO REMAIN IN THE CLASSROOM. REPORTER: THE DOORS. OH, THE DOORS WERE SUPPOSED TO AUTOMATICALLY LOCK. BUT ONE OF THEM DIDN’T. OUR PROFESSOR GOT RESOURCEFUL, TOOK OFF HIS BELT, AND TIED THE I GUESS THE DOOR HINGE WITH HIS BELT, MAKING SURE IT WOULD NOT UNLOCK. HE CALLED CAMPUS POLICE, THEY MADE SURE THAT DOOR WAS LOCKED. REPORTER: WHAT WAS THE MOOD OF THE CLASSROOM, YOU SAID SOME PEOPLE WANTED TO ESCAPE. YOU COULD TELL SOME STUDENTS WERE OF US WERE LIKE TRYING TO MAKE EACH OTHER LAUGH, OUR PROFESSOR WAS PLAYING MUSE TOKE CHANGE THE MOOD FROM SOMBER. IT WAS A MIXTURE OF DIFFERENT EMOTIONS, PEOPLE WERE REL NERVOUS, SOME WERE — REALLY NERVOUS, SOME REALLY WANTED TO LEAVE, BUT HE KEPT SAYING IT IS BETTER, BEST WE STAY IN CLASS, CONSIDERING PEOPLE FOUND OUT IT WAS NOT FAR. REPORTER: A CREDIBLE THREAT. MY FIRST TIME — NOT A GOOD FEELING. PFEELING. REPORTER: LEA HOPE IT NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN. I ATRY TO. REPORTER: TRYING TO RETURN BACK TO NORMAL. WHAT A WILD AFTERNOON, STARTED ABOUT 10 TO 4. UNTIL ABOUT 4:30. GREG, WE WANT TO CONFIRM. WHAT OF THE THREAT? DO WE KNOW? REPORTER: WE DON’T — HAVE YOU HEARD? NOT SEEN ANYTHING ON CREDIBLE THREAT, THEY WILL HAVE A NEWS CONFERENCE. OTHER THAN WHAT WE GOT, BACK TO NORMAL, OTHER THAN PERSON IN CUSTODY, NO. REPORTER: PERSON IS IN CUSTODY, WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THE THREAT WAS, WE’LL FIND OUT A LITTLE BIT LATER ON, GLAD YOU ARE SAFE, AND EVERYONE IS SAFE.

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