Fitness center of Folsom Lake College campus in Placerville evacuated
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (KCRA) —People inside the fitness center of the El Dorado Center campus of Folsom Lake College were evacuated on Monday, after someone found a small pipe taped to the outside of the building, investigators said.
A bomb squad was checking the item around 5:45 p.m., trying to figure out more.
Law enforcement officials, including ones with the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department, were called as a precautionary measure about 3:30 p.m., investigators said.
No other buildings were evacuated and classed have not been affected. The campus was still functioning, officials told KCRA 3.
The El Dorado Center campus is part of the Los Rios Community College District.
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Sheriff’s deputies treated the threat seriously and brought in the bomb squad while evacuating students during finals week.
Student Sarah Tanner walked up to the scene and was surprised that something like this was happening at her small campus.
“Especially not in Placerville,” she said. “It’s a smaller community, I wouldn’t think that.”
Students were alerted through text messages and a message on the school’s Facebook page.
After all the chaos and confusion, classes ended up continuing as planned, meaning finals were still on.