Editor’s note: The following message was emailed to all students, faculty and staff on March 19, 2018.
We are writing this morning to provide information about an overnight incident.
First, we would like to clearly state that the University Police Department has fully investigated the situation described below. There is no on-going threat. Classes are in session and it is business as usual this morning at San Jose State.
Regarding the incident, concerned friends contacted police yesterday to report a student who seemed to be experiencing a mental health crisis. We applaud the initiative this individual’s friends took to contact UPD to seek assistance. UPD officers interviewed the individual and eventually consulted with family members who came to campus to pick him up and seek appropriate care for him.
We would like to stress that this individual never made any threatening statements in any form and never expressed the intent to harm anyone. Comments on social media about the Peanuts restaurant on San Fernando Street were taken out of context.
Both the San Jose Police Department and UPD will be conducting patrol checks in the area of Peanuts as a precaution, but again, we do not believe there is a credible threat to the community.
If any community member receives information regarding a potential threat to the campus community, or if you have questions about such a situation, we ask that you make UPD your first point of contact so UPD can assess the threat and take appropriate action.
The University Police Department is available 24-7 at (408) 924-2222. We want to hear from you, and we are here to help.
Charlie Faas, VP of Administration and Finance
Peter Decena, Chief of Police