Students attending Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill were advised to stay away from the campus Thursday after a “potentially serious” threat was made – reportedly a threat of gun violence scrawled at an undisclosed location on campus.
People on campus Wednesday reported police activity at the Pleasant Hill campus and gave a variety of reasons for today’s closure, with few aware a male student was apparently counseled about making indirect threats against other students earlier this month.
In a press release issued by the school district, officials attributed today’s closure to graffiti threatening gun violence at the school. No mention was made of an incident earlier in the month when a male student allegedly made derogatory comments and in-direct threats against others – allegedly mailing a knife to a fellow student.
Although a statement about that earlier occurrence was issued to students by Diablo Valley College President Susan Lamb via the school’s email system at the time, it was not clear how – or if – the situation was resolved.
“The safety of our students is our top priority,” Lamb said at the time, giving numbers for student counseling in her post.
The school’s campus in San Ramon is functioning as usual today.