San Bernardino Valley College to Remain Closed Day After ‘Hoax’ Bomb Threat
School officials said San Bernardino Valley College will remain closed Tuesday, a day after police determined a bomb threat that led to a closure the campus was a hoax.
“There is a threat to San Bernardino Valley College campus. Please leave the campus immediately,” stated a tweet from the campus, signed by the Pierre Galvez, chief of police, around 5:30 p.m. Monday.
The athletics department tweeted that it was due to a bomb threat at the school, located at 701 South Mount Vernon Ave.
Thirty minutes later, San Bernardino police said the threat was a hoax.
Hours after the campus first reported the situation, it tweeted around 9:15 p.m. that the school would remain closed on Tuesday “pending investigation.”
Further details about what was being investigated were not immediately provided.
The decision came amid finals week — Monday was the second day of exams for the college, its website showed.
The campus has been operational since 1926, and has more than 100,000 alumni, according to its website.
It serves about 12,000 students every semester, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Monday’s scare occurred less than two weeks after two shooters opened fire, killing 14 people, at the Inland Regional Center, located about two miles from the school.