Authorities lift lockdown on CA community college after search for gunman ends

By Henni Espinosa, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Aug. 9, 2013

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Skyline Community College in San Bruno was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon, after the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department received a report of a man with a rifle in the area. Skyline has a big Filipino student population.

An armed man was reportedly spotted headed toward the campus. Skyline College is adjacent to a San Francisco county jail facility.

Those on campus were advised to stay away from windows and lock all doors.

Authorities searched the area but did not find the gunman, described as a Caucasian man in his early 40s.

Summer classes ended two weeks ago in Skyline so there were not a lot of students around during the lockdown.

But Charissa Prize, a sophomore said she appreciates authorities keeping them safe.

“If that person is dangerous, at least they have taken precautions to make sure that nobody gets hurt,” she said.

You may contact Henni Espinosa at henni_espinosa@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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