West Valley College in Saratoga, CA is being evacuated immediately due to a "credible bomb threat" the school received in a letter. Students found the letter this (Tuesday, 3/1) morning, between 9 and 9:15am. The campus has since been put on emergency lockdown.
Although the students did not immediately report the threat, probably thinking it was a prank, school authorities rose to action once they found out and evacuated the school.
The school waited for everyone to get off campus before posting the news to their social media profiles around 10am.
WVM Alert:West Valley College has received a credible bomb threat and is evacuating the campus immediately. This...
“We have received a credible bomb threat and are evacuating the campus immediately,” the school tweeted. “This includes all students and employees. Evacuate Campus immediately. Campus is closed”
No one has been harmed, although officials are on high alert. The school is part of the 112-campus California community college system, located at 1400 Fruitvale Ave in Saratoga.
All classes, including evening classes, have been cancelled. The last update was posted at 10:15am.