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Pierce College campus evacuated after social media threat; arrest made
Pierce College campus evacuated after social media threat; arrest made

A 26-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of posting a social media threat against Pierce College, prompting officials to briefly evacuate the campus. Sergio Castanon Jr. of Northridge is a former student at Pierce, said Nicole Nishida, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He was not arrested on the school's Woodland Hills campus but at his place of employment, authorities said. He was taken into custody on suspicion of making the threats, possessing high-capacity magazines and illegal ammunition, authorities said. At a news conference, Capt. Cheryl Newman-Tarwater of the sheriff's Community College Bureau said an assault rifle...

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