Southwestern College in Chula Vista on alert after potential campus threat

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV)--Students at a South Bay community college received an alert about a potential threat Wednesday afternoon.

The safety alert applied to Nataliya Holmes, a student at Southwestern College, and the community college's students, faculty and staff due to statements made by Holmes.

The alert reads:

SAFETY ALERT: The college has been informed of a potential safety threat to the college’s students, faculty, and staff due to statements made by student Nataliya Holmes. The college is working with law enforcement and other agency partners to take appropriate steps to ensure her safety and the safety of the entire college community.

Police could not get into the specifics but said the threats were made on campus in person on Tuesday in front of several people.

The school, which is in session, said it is working with law enforcement and other agencies to ensure the safety of everyone, including Holmes.

Southwestern College's public information officer Lillian Leopold urged those on the campus to remain vigilant. Classes were not canceled.

The Chula Vista Elementary School District has also confirmed that Holmes was an occasional substitute teacher for them last year, but could not comment on whether she is expected to return for the upcoming school year.

If you see Holmes, you're urged to contact Southwestern College Police at 619-482-6380. 

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