LA Valley College was placed on lockdown on Monday after reports indicated that a gunman was on his way to the school.
According to KTLA, the college in Valley Glen was locked down Monday as authorities investigated a threat on campus.
At around 9:45 a.m. ET, police received a call from a person claiming to be armed heading to the campus, located at 5800 block of Fulton Avenue.
Police at the college are currently assessing and investigating the threat and situation.
Sheriff’s Department and LAPD patrol cars were positioned around the community college.
Students at the college wrote on Twitter that they got an emergency notification from the campus.
The sheriff’s department also wrote: ““LAVC: VALLEY COLLEGE ON LOCKDOWN. STAY INSIDE & KEEP DOORS LOCKED. UPDATES TO FOLLOW.”
Final exams were slated to end on Monday.
The Associated Press update: Los Angeles college on lockdown after threat
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles community college is on lockdown as authorities investigate a threatening phone call.
Los Angeles police Officer Drake Madison says the caller Monday morning said they were headed toLos Angeles Valley College and had guns.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says deputies are trying to determine if there really is a threat to the school and students.
Numerous law enforcement officers have responded to the college, which has about 20,000 students.
Monday is the last day of final exams for the current term at the two-year public college, which sits on 105 acres in the middle of the San Fernando Valley.
An adjacent high school has also been locked down.