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Bomb threat investigated at Sierra College Rocklin campus

Classes slated to resume as usual on Tuesday
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A threat of bombs and a possible armed intruder caused the evacuation of the Sierra College Rocklin campus Monday evening. But classes are scheduled to resume at the usual time on Tuesday, campus officials reported late Monday. According to Sue Michaels, Sierra College public information officer, someone on campus overheard the threat and Greg Murphy, the community college district police chief, decided to evacuate the campus as a precaution. “Incident command has been activated,” Michaels said Monday evening. “Classes have been canceled. The campus has been evacuated and Rocklin Police Department is on campus.” According to Sierra College Rocklin Campus Police, they received a call at 5:55 p.m. Monday from a subject who claimed to have overheard a conversation that indicated there were bombs on campus and some people were armed. At 11:20 p.m. Monday, the Sierra College Police Department, with the assistance of Rocklin PD, Rocklin Fire, and Roseville PD, concluded a search of the Rocklin Campus. No suspicious items were found. The Rocklin Campus has been reopened. Classes will resume Tuesday morning, police said. According to the Sierra College Incident Command Team, "As always, if you notice anything of a suspicious nature, notify Sierra College Police immediately at (916) 660-7120." Campus police reported they worked in unified command with Rocklin Police, Rocklin Fire and Roseville Police to secure the campus. Monday marked the 10th anniversary of Colorado’s Columbine High School massacre. – Staff report