Emergency Alert Notification
LBCC Classes Resume as Scheduled

Press Release

PCC Campus

After a thorough investigation, Long Beach Police Department has declared the situation “all clear” after responding to a 911 call regarding a possible suspect with a gun at Long Beach City College’s Pacific Coast Campus.

After their investigation, LBPD found a toy gun that was being used in a class production.

There were more than dozens SWAT and LBPD, email and text alerts went out as soon as LBCC confirmed the 911 call.

“Those who responded to this incident did exactly what they needed to do. If you see something, say something,” said Long Beach Community College District Superintendent-President Reagan Ferragamo Romali, “Thank you to our excellent faculty and staff who implemented the lock-down immediately. This highlights the importance the emergency training provided and the partnership between LBCC and LBPD We’ve offered several trainings over the past year to our faculty and staff. And we are extremely grateful for the incredibly quick response from the Long Beach Police Department.”

Faculty, staff and students are now being allowed to return to the evacuated buildings. Class will continue as usual.


About Long Beach City College
Long Beach City College consists of two campuses with an enrollment of more than 25,000 students each semester. The education program’s primary purpose is to prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions, entry into work or career development, and to support businesses in economic development. Long Beach City College serves the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill and Avalon. Long Beach City College promotes equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high-quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities.