The tragic events of Friday afternoon have touched our entire community, and what happened is unprecedented in our university’s history.
Because the investigation into what happened is ongoing, and out of respect for family members of the deceased, many details cannot be shared. Here is what we can tell you:
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the full scope of events, as is standard practice. This will be a thorough and deliberative process. The Sheriff’s Department will release information according to its policies.
The Lyle Center and the Campus South facility, which is southeast of Temple Avenue and Pomona Boulevard, have resumed normal operations.
If you have been affected by Friday’s events, the university has resources available to you. Students may reach out to Counseling & Psychological Services, which is located in Building 66, Room 116. The phone number is 909-869-3220. If faculty and staff are in need of support and would like to speak to someone, they may contact Dr. Leticia Gutierrez-Lopez, associate vice president for Campus Health and Wellbeing, at 909-869-2760, or Dr. Lavada Austin, director of the University Ombuds Office, at 909-869-3728. Another resource available for all employees is CPPLifeMatters at 800-367-7474.
We are grateful for the support provided by other campuses in the CSU and local law enforcement agencies, both in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy and in the days that have followed. We also deeply appreciate the outpouring of supportive messages and offers of assistance from faculty, staff, alumni and the broader community.
— Tim Lynch
Associate Vice President
Department of Strategic Communications
On Friday June 29, President Coley sent a message to the campus community about the tragic events that evening.