VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — As a precaution, the faculty at Victor Valley College has decided to shut down the campus for the remainder of the day Wednesday following a social media threat.
At 1:23 pm, Executive Vice President Peter Maphumulo sent the following email message:
Please be informed that we are immediately closing down the campus for the rest of the today. All classes are canceled for the remainder of the day. That means that all classes, including evening classes are canceled today.
However, all classes and the rest of the college’s business activities will resume tomorrow morning as usual.
Motorist are also advised to avoid Bear Valley Road between Fish Hatchery and Peach Avenue. The Victorville Police Department will close down a stretch of the road as they help all vehicles leave the VVC parking lots.
The campus closure is a result of a social media threat made earlier in the day.
VVC Superintendent-President Roger Wagner issued the following statement:
Dear Campus Community,
I want to let everyone know that yes, there has been a threat made on our campus. We are currently investigating but at this point we do not believe the threat to be credible. We have extra officers on campus and the Sheriffs Department has been notified and is on site.
This is a developing story additional information will be updated as it becomes available.
Threat at Victor Valley College believed to not be credible