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Posted on: October 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Falsely Reported Active Shooter

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Emil Stan

File # T223010061


Shortly after noon today, deputies responded to a unsubstantiated report of an active shooter at the College of the Desert campus in Palm Desert. Within two minutes, deputies were on scene and actively working the call for service. Minutes later, over two dozen deputies trained in responding to active shooter situations ensured the safety of all persons on campus. It was quickly determined that there was no credible threat on the campus, and the campus resumed normal operations.

We would like to thank those affected for their patience, as personnel quickly responded and assessed the situation. We take these types of calls very seriously and the safety of our residents is our top priority.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Riverside County Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760-836-1600 or call anonymously at 760- 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident # T223010061.

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