PCC mulls options for suspect in threat incident, considers changing alert system

PCC considers changes to alert system

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - A suspect was taken into custody in the threat incident at Pima Community College Northwest campus on Thursday afternoon, March 7.

According to the PCC Police Department, the suspect was taken to a medical facility and as of Friday, March 8, has not been charged with any crimes.

The Northwest Campus was put under a shelter-in-place order during the Thursday incident until PCC police gave the all clear.

Some people called KOLD News 13 with concerns of not getting the alert about the threat.

Many found out the reason was they had not signed up for the alerts on their phones. Pima Community College currently has an opt-in alerts system.

Those interested have to text a number from their phone and it will then give them updates on situations like the threat Thursday.

One thing the college is considering is changing that system, so that any of the students or staff will automatically get the alerts on their phones.

Everyone gets the alerts by email, but the college feels like they would get it faster by text.

All clear for PCC Northwest after threat

The suspect is registered for one class at the college, and now the school is looking at ways to keep him from returning to all campuses.

There is no word on what kind of threat was made.

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