Three people have reported seeing a gunman at Santa Monica College. The community college campus has been placed on lockdown, and a stretch of Pico Blvd. has been shut down.
School is not in session, but the campus is open, and some staff and incoming students are on the grounds. And of course, local public radio station KCRW broadcasts from SMC. Warren Olney has been keeping listeners updated, but the station’s regular programming continues – including the current pledge drive.
According to college spokesman Bruce Smith, the campus was placed on lockdown around 11:30 a.m.
UPDATE, 12:31 pm: Campus lockdown has ended. KCRW Twitter feed is reporting that reports of a shooting were false.