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No ‘credible’ threats against L.A. Valley College, but classes still canceled

LA Valley College threats

“Several threats” against Los Angeles Valley College prompted the school to evacuate its Valley Glen campus, officials said.

(KTLA-TV)

The campus of Los Angeles Valley College was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after the school received “several threats,” officials said.

But by late afternoon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department concluded that the threats were “not credible,” according to a statement issued by the college.

Classes, however, remained canceled for the rest of Wednesday.

Because of the Cesar Chavez holiday Thursday and next week’s spring break, classes are not expected to resume until April 11.

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Erika Endrijonas, the college’s president, told KTLA-TV Channel 5 that the school received three phone calls describing threats within a 90-minute period. Officials decided to close the campus immediately, she said.

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A sheriff’s bomb squad responded to the campus, and aerial footage from KTLA-TV Channel 5 showed a robot surveying the Valley Glen campus. 

A “suspicious package” was located near a construction area at the campus, said Katrina Flores of Sheriff’s Department. It’s unclear what led authorities to deem the campus safe. 

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The college asked those who may have spotted suspicious activity to contact the Los Angeles County sheriff’s station located on campus at (818) 947-2911.

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