Posted on: Mar 15, 2016 1:00:00 AM
In: Grossmont, District
Buildings and Facilities
Contact: Lorena Ruggero, 619-644-7840
A suspicious device was found on the Grossmont College campus at approximately 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, during a routine cleaning of student lockers located near Bldg. 26 and 27. Following campus procedure, an employee called campus security and notified local law enforcement.
A deputy with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, which provides security for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, immediately responded and inspected the suspicious device. After assessing the device and location, the deputy immediately started evacuation of the two adjacent buildings, including approximately 50 students, faculty and staff members, and called in additional support from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, including the bomb/arson unit, at 11:15 a.m.
Upon arrival, the bomb/arson unit examined and removed the suspicious device from campus and inspected surrounding areas. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department provided an “all clear” to the campus, allowing classes to resume in Bldg. 26 and 27, at noon. Campus business and classes have resumed under normal operations.
The suspicious device is currently being assessed by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department bomb/arson unit. Pending further investigation, no additional information is available at this time.