Shooting threat increases CSUEB police presence

A possible shooting today at California State University, East Bay in Hayward has increased police presence on the campus, university officials said.

A student was jogging on the campus track late Thursday afternoon when he passed by a group of people and heard one them say they were going to bring a gun to the campus today, CSUEB spokesman Jeff Bliss said.

The student notified the University Police Department and an investigation was conducted into the threat, Bliss said.

On Friday evening, university officials notified the school community of the possible shooting through its social media channels and AlertMe service, which sends information on threats by phone, text message and email, Bliss said.

Anyone who goes to the campus today will see more officers from the university and local agencies on campus today because of the possible shooting, he said. Some groups that were scheduled to use the campus facilities today canceled their events due to the threat, Bliss said.

The campus remains opened today and there are still events going on as scheduled, he said.

Anyone who is on the campus today is asked to be alert of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity by calling university police at (510) 885-3791.