CCSF Student Arrested After Making Threats
April 25, 2007 11:23 AM
A student at City College of San Francisco was apprehend by the San Francisco Police Department for making threats to fellow students, according to a spokesperson from the school.
At 9:01 a.m., 53-year-old Peter Lee came to school dressed in camouflage and started telling students he was going to kill them in his physics class on the third floor of the campus' Science Hall.
Once Lee started his rants, the faculty responded by notifying campus police and instructing other students and faculty to go into classrooms and stay there. The Ingleside branch of the SFPD was notified and arrived on scene within four minutes and arrested Lee.
"The Public Safety office on campus did everything right," said Chancellor Philip R. Day Jr.
Lee was not in possession of any weapons, and the Science Hall building was on lockdown until the suspect was arrested.
"The faculty did an amazing job in securing the students and making sure everyone was inside and safe," said Carl S. Koehler, chief of the Community College District Police Department.
Mshauri Moore, 28, was in the basement level of Science Hall when the incident happened.
"We were having a club meeting and we didn't really know what was going on," said Moore, an engineering student. "We just stayed inside for most of the incident and found out what was going on when we left the building."
Lee began attending City College in 2005. He is a part-time student, and is in the Bio Technology program.
The college will be looking at the Virginia Tech shooting and the incident with Lee to reevaluate its security procedures and to improve upon the safety of the students and staff at the school.
"For the people who have been calling for a drill, we got one," said Day. "It was a little more real than we wanted. Although no one was hurt, we are not taking this incident for granted."
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