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Resume All On-Campus Activities

Nov. 28, 2022,  4:39 pm

Dear Campus Community, 

I am writing to provide an update on the recent campus shooting threat. As you know, we made the decision to conduct classes virtually and work remotely out of an abundance of caution and respect for the concerns of our community. Following consultation with multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Thousand Oaks Police Department, we have decided to resume normal operations and instruction tomorrow, November 29

All buildings (on all campuses) regularly open to students and staff will be open tomorrow. These include the those closed today: Pearson Library, Forrest Fitness Center, Fredrickson Early Childhood Center, and Student Union. All classes and other activities will be held in-person and as scheduled. All staff are expected to return to their normal work sites at scheduled hours. Thousand Oaks Police Department will continue their increased patrols on our campus.

Your safety remains our highest priority, and we thank you for your patience in working or studying virtually today. If you have questions or see any suspicious behavior, please contact 805-493-3911 or 3911 on a campus phone. You may also contact the Thousand Oaks Police Department by dialing 9-1-1.

Please contact me regarding any questions.

Ryan Van Ommeren
Director, Emergency Operations Center
Associate VP, Operations and Planning



Monday: Virtual Classes and Remote Work

Nov. 27, 2022,  8:27 pm

Dear Cal Lutheran Community,

As we continue to assess the situation surrounding this weekend’s campus shooting threat, we have made the decision to conduct virtual classes and work remotely on Monday, November 28. 

While the Ullman Dining Hall and residence halls will be open, Pearson Library, Forrest Fitness Center, Fredrickson Early Childhood Center, Samuelson Aquatics Center, and Student Union will be closed. All classrooms will be locked, as will all offices, except for Campus Safety. Use your ID card to enter facilities that have card access. Students should hear from their faculty members directly regarding their virtual class meeting on Monday.

Campus Safety will be open. Residence Life offices will be locked, but staff will be on-site.

Vice Presidents have been notified of this plan and will contact staff regarding remote assignments for tomorrow. Hourly individuals who are unable to work from home should indicate “campus closure” on their timesheet.

Although Cal Lutheran has no information that substantiates the threat, we have decided to take the above measures out of an abundance of care. If you see any suspicious behavior, please contact 805-493-3911 or 3911 on a campus phone. You may also contact the Thousand Oaks Police Department by dialing 9-1-1.

We hope to return to in-person classes and on-campus work on Tuesday. Your safety remains our highest priority, and we will provide updates as new information becomes available.

Please contact me regarding any questions.

Ryan Van Ommeren
Director, Emergency Operations Center
Associate VP, Operations and Planning



Safety Advisory Notice - Update

Nov. 27, 2022,  1:21 pm

Campus Safety would like to update you on our email regarding the threat of school shooting this morning. There has been no suspicious activity on our campus, nor on any of the other three campuses that were threatened. The University will return to normal operations this afternoon. If we receive any new or updated information, we will send an all-campus communication.  In the meantime, our campus security will continue to monitor the situation and stay in communication with the Thousand Oaks Police Department. Extra patrols from TOPD will continue.

Please continue to use your ID card to enter locked buildings, and do not let anyone into those buildings who is not authorized. If you see any suspicious behavior, please contact 805-493-3911 or 3911 on a campus phone. You may also contact the Thousand Oaks Police Department by dialing 9-1-1.

Your safety remains our highest priority, and we will update you on this situation if new information becomes available.



Safety Advisory Notice

Nov. 27, 2022,  1:12 am

Campus Safety would like to advise the Cal Lutheran community of a situation that we are monitoring and of which we would like you to be aware. We were informed that law enforcement on patrol at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday evening were provided with a handwritten note found in the facility. That note threatened a school shooting Sunday morning at 6 am at four universities in the greater Los Angeles area, including Cal Lutheran.
 
The Los Angeles Police Department is still determining the credibility of the threat. Out of an abundance of care, we want to inform you of the steps we are taking:

  • We have been in touch with the Thousand Oaks Police Department. They are aware of the threat and will be increasing patrols on our campus.
  • Buildings have been locked for the Holiday weekend and will remain locked. Until further notice, please use your card to gain access to buildings. 
  • We will let you know if there are any significant developments.

All members of the Cal Lutheran community should take reasonable precautions to ensure our greatest level of safety both on and off campus:

  • If you see something suspicious, report it:
    • Campus Safety can be reached at 805-493-3911 or ext. 3911 from any campus phone
    • The Thousand Oaks Police Department can be reached by dialing 9-1-1 
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times, on and off campus
  • Don’t prop open locked doors or allow people to follow you into a locked facility

Our highest priority remains the safety and security of our campus community members. Please contact Campus Safety at 805-493-3911 or ext. 3911 with any questions.



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