California college goes in lockdown after report of gunman
December 19, 2012
San Jose City College went into lockdown Tuesday evening following the report of a gunman on campus. [Mercury News]
A call to police around 4:30 p.m. warned of a gunman in the Technology Center on the San Jose City College campus. College officials canceled class and San Jose and campus police searched room-by-room for a gunman, but did not find one.
Neither did the police find the person who reported the incident.
Many students and faculty remained locked inside locked inside buildings for two hours during the search for a gunman. Lockdown in the technology building lasted for three hours.
Since the Connecticut elementary school Friday, several false reports of gunmen and other threats of violence at schools have occurred. On Monday, a school about 20 miles away from the Newtown shooting location went on lockdown after someone reported that a pedestrian was carrying a rifle near the school. The object the pedestrian was carrying turned out to be an umbrella.
The same day school security locked down a Pennsylvania high school over another umbrella mistaken for a gun.