In September at San Diego State University, campus police responded to a report of an alleged threat of physical violence made by students toward a university employee.
Captain Joshua Mays of the (SDSU) department of public safety said the incident “occurred on 09/01/2015 around 1030 AM at SDSU. Officers responded and investigated…. Any case with the potential for violence is treated with a priority response. Officers immediately responded and contacted all parties involved. The parties involved were SDSU students. It was determined that no criminal threat was made, including the use of the phrase ‘shooting up the office.’
“Since our response was immediate and officers on-scene determined there was no threat to the campus community, no notifications were made to the community. Each case is evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but when it is determined there is a threat, the police do have the ability to send alerts/notifications via email, text messages, and phone calls [to] students, faculty and staff. We use this system to notify our community of our Community Safety Alerts.”
Since the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) covers student conduct, no additional information is available.
(corrected 12/8, 6:40 a.m.)