Classes at East Los Angeles College were cancelled and the campus is being shut down this morning as authorities investigate unconfirmed reports of a gunman on campus, reports L.A. Now. “Due to an emergency, classes are cancelled for today, 5/16/13. Campus is closed,” says a posting on the college’s website.
* Update @ 10:11 a.m.: A suspect believed to be connected to threats made against East L.A. Colleges and several other colleges and schools across the Los Angeles area has been taken into custody reports L.A. Now.
The evacuation of East L.A. College was ordered after the California Highway Patrol contacted the college about receiving a report of a shooter headed to the college, reports Campus News on its Twitter feed.