The students and staff of Cal State L.A. have been ordered to leave the El Sereno campus immediately in the wake of an apparent bomb threat. “The campus is being evacuated due to an emergency,” according to a posting on the college’s Twitter feed. The warnings have also been issued over campus loud speakers and on the Cal State L.A. Facebook page. Campus officials decided to close the school at noon and ordered the evacuation after a phone caller said a bomb would explode in two hours, according to L.A. Now.
The mass evacuation has tied up traffic in the school parking lots and nearby streets, according to postings on Twitter and Facebook. The California Highway Patrol has also closed the Eastern Avenue offramp of the 10 Freeway.
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Scenes from Cal State L.A. Evacuation
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This evacuation process is horrible Half the school is now in the parking lots of #calstatela if something were to happen it wouldnt be goodSharon Martinez
CSULA being evacuated! #csula #calstatela #evacuation #notcool #shitisreal #notmoving @seannereyes… instagram.com/p/YQiQw6y2Ps/Laurent Goze
Helicopters, K-9 units, bomb squat and a chaos from cars trying to evacuate #Csula #Evacuation pic.twitter.com/KCtuZDcSGnJessica Soto
Okay kinda freaking out over here. Traffics not moving & I’m stuck in an under ground parking ! #calstatelaMichelle ✨
This car was at school yo #csula #calstatela @CalStateLA pic.twitter.com/7uN0hA63oyjorge ruvalcaba
It’s pretty crazy what’s going on at Calstatela cause nobody knows what’s going on and I was on class :/ Hope everyone is ok!Ivonne Alejandra Martinez
Traffic jam and emergency vehicles, CSULA Campus during bomb threat evacuation, 4/18/13esotouric
CSULA is closed. The scariest thing was seeing the K9 unit and a bomb squad car driving in as I walked away. :(Viviana China
* Update: No bomb was found and the search was completed at 2:30 p.m. but the campus has remained closed, according to Associated Press.
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