Moorpark College received Anonymous Call warning there would be a Shooting
Moorpark College Veterans Resource Center received an anonymous call this morning from a male who stated he received a text that there would be a shooting at Moorpark College today. Campus police acted immediately to determine the validity of the threat. While the credibility of the threat is low, campus police and the Sheriff’s Department are treating this as an active threat and taking precautions. “In my experience in studying active shooters and my discussions with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department at Moorpark station, we believe the threat is not credible,” stated Ventura County Community College District Chief of Police Joel Justice. Including Chief Justice, VCCCD police officers, cadets and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, there are a total of 16 personnel assigned to monitor this situation.
“The safety of our students, faculty, staff and anyone on the campus is our first priority,” stated Moorpark College President Luis Sanchez. “I have full confidence in Chief Justice and his team; classes are still in session until otherwise advised,” added Sanchez
Administrators throughout the District were notified and receive frequent updates. The VCCCD Police Department released a statement through email and text via Blackboard Connect for students and staff. For additional questions or to report any suspicious activity, please call 805-378-1455.
MOORPARK COLLEGE, one of three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District, was founded in 1967. It is set on 150 beautiful acres, nestled in the foothills on the southeastern flank of Ventura County, about 40 miles from UCLA, and approximately 75 miles from UC Santa Barbara. It is also a short drive from CSU Northridge, CSU Channel Islands, and California Lutheran University. Moorpark College was recognized in the Huffington Post in March of 2015 as the fourth-best community college in the nation. It has an excellent reputation for university transfer preparation, and its signature career/technical programs include nursing, radiation technology, biotechnology, and exotic animal training, which incorporates the world-renowned America’s Teaching Zoo. The college also offers a dynamic range of classes and programs in the visual and performing arts, and its pristine athletic fields and mild climate provide an excellent home for student athletes.