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Las Positas College on lockdown amid 'suspicious occurrence'

Original post made on Oct 4, 2017

Las Positas College in Livermore has been on lockdown with a shelter-in-place ordered on campus since around 11 a.m. today as law enforcement investigates a "suspicious occurrence."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 11:41 AM

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a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 4, 2017 at 11:57 am

LPC just sent out a text message that the situation is all clear, whatever it was.

What happened? I checked the Livermore PD facebook page and they have not said what it was.

Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Birdland

on Oct 4, 2017 at 12:58 pm

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Posted by Tyler
a resident of Amador Estates
on Oct 4, 2017 at 2:47 pm

Shocking how a Nerf gun prompted the lockdown of a whole campus.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 4, 2017 at 7:36 pm

Michael Austin is a registered user.

There is always some NERF that does not get the word!

Posted by Helen
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Oct 5, 2017 at 9:44 am

I am VERY puzzled as to why a teacher/staff person would think a nerf gun was a REAL gun.I have bought nerf guns for my grandchildren and without exception they are brightly colored and don't resemble a real gun at all. Searching Amazon, not one of them looks real: Web Link
Did the boy paint his black..if so, arrest him. If not, maybe have a long talk with the person who said this looked like a gun.
I wasn't particularly worried, until all those helicopters flew over my house. I wonder what this cost us both in money and time for first responders..Silly person to report this, in my view, but maybe I am missing something, like "an overabundance of caution?"

Posted by Mia
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 5, 2017 at 10:08 am

There is more to the story.. when the student walked but the facility person only the butt of the object was hanging out of the bag, it's not like he could see the whole thing and bright orange parts at the other end. They informed security if they had seen, not being sure fake or real and security made the the call to act. And unlike Pleasanton Patch the weekly did not include the police statement that the staff member did the right thing ...

Posted by Helen
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Oct 5, 2017 at 10:50 am

Thanks, Mia, but I am not sure I buy that. Looking agian at the web link: Web Link
most guns show color, except for a very small part of the handle, looks to me.
Have a look yourself.
I think the person reporting the incident acted with good intentions, but COME ON...look at those photos and tell me if he/she didn't overreact.
I suppose over-reacting is better than under-reacting, but I still think some common sense should have prevailed., maybe??

Posted by Helen
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Oct 5, 2017 at 11:02 am

One last thing:
Maybe a new rule at all schools, including elementary and colleges/universities:
Hate the idea of MORE rules, but maybe this is a good one.

Posted by Steve
a resident of Stoneridge
on Oct 5, 2017 at 12:51 pm

I don't know if this is the case, but it's very popular in nerf gun circles to spray paint and modify guns to look scarier or more realistic. Although banning orange, yellow and red nerf guns is over the top, I think that penalties for bringing modified nerf guns onto campus are perfectly reasonable.

Posted by RealWorld
a resident of Del Prado
on Oct 5, 2017 at 2:38 pm

Well, at least this was a good drill for a real incident. Great for this teacher to err on the side of caution and protecting students. The "cost" of the response is the price of preventing the "cost" of tragedy.

Posted by Felicity D
a resident of Country Fair
on Oct 5, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Black painted, bumpstock equipped, assault Nerf gun...smh.

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 5, 2017 at 9:33 pm

This isnt an issue about a teacher not knowing what a need gun is, this is about students making seriously poor choices (Unless these were for a physics class)

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