1 Person in Custody After a Lockdown at Valencia

Alexis Incandela, Reporter

Late Wednesday evening, the west Valencia College campus was temporarily put on a lock-down, after reports were made of a student making threats in the library.

Alerts were sent out to students starting at 5:30 p.m. and the lock down wasn’t lifted until 6:45 p.m, shortly after a suspect was arrested a few miles from the campus. Apparently, the suspect made threats toward another female student. 

A second alert was sent out at approximately 6 p.m. stated “OPD on campus searching for a suspect who earlier was overheard making a statement about killing her and wanting to be a mass shooter. The suspect was last seen leaving the library and (it is) unknown if the suspect is still on campus. Please stay inside,” the next alert at 5:58 p.m.  As of now, the person being accused of making the threat was arrested in Orange County on a disorderly conduct charge.