Emergency Status

Public Safety Update

May 24, 2023

This message is a final follow-up regarding the two Public Safety notices that were provided on Wednesday, May 17. Vaughn Boatner has been taken into custody, which brings updates on this matter to a close. 

SMCCD Timely Crime Alert Update #1

May 17, 2023

This morning, the District was informed by the Hayward Police Department that Vaughn Boatner, a CSM Athletic Center employee, was suspected of homicide and is armed and dangerous. Upon learning this information, the suspect was placed on leave, prohibited from accessing campus, and had his badge deactivated. The U.S. Marshals Service is currently searching for him, and anyone who sees him or is in contact with him is advised to call 911 immediately.

Cooperating with local law enforcement, we shared the timely public safety alert in an earlier message to keep the District community informed. We have no information indicating a current threat from the suspect, but out of an abundance of caution, Public Safety has increased its presence on the CSM campus.

This news is very difficult for our district community and our hearts go out to the victims and their families. We also know how difficult this is for those who worked with or knew Vaughn. Please understand that the District community is here for you in addition to other employee resources like Claremont EAP or student resources like CSM’s Personal Counseling & Wellness Services and Timely Care.

Timely Warning Crime Alert – SMCCCD Department of Public Safety

May 17, 2023

The Public Safety Department is sharing this advisory of a suspect at large.  While there is no direct reportable threat to our campus community, if anyone has any information, sightings or is contacted by the suspect, you should immediately contact 911 and report it.

Cañada College Will Reopen for In-person Classes and Business Operations at normal business hours Tuesday, May 16, 2023

UPDATE: 5/15/23 at 7:45 p.m.

Power has been restored to campus and the Cañada College campus will reopen for in-person classes and business operations at normal business hours tomorrow, May 16, 2023.

Thank you for your flexibility and patience.

Cañada College Power Outage & Class Cancelation May 15, 2023.

Cañada College is Closed for the Remainder of Monday, May 15, 2023 (today) for In-person Classes and Campus Operations

5/15/23 at 5 p.m.

The Cañada campus is closed for the remainder of Monday, May 15, 2023 (today) for in-person classes and business operations due to power outage. The campus community should evacuate campus immediately in a calm and safe manner. 

Essential employees (Facilities, Public Safety, ITS) are to report to work. Employees and students, work remotely/online during regularly scheduled hours, if possible.

We will reevaluate in-person courses and business operations that take place on campus tomorrow, Tuesday, May 16, 2023 and will deliver any further closure notices by 9 p.m. tonight, Monday, May 15, 2023.

Cañada College Will Reopen for In-person Classes and Business Operations at normal business hours tomorrow, Tuesday, May 16, 2023

UPDATE: 5/15/23 at 7:45 p.m.

Power has been restored to campus and the Cañada College campus will reopen for in-person classes and business operations at normal business hours tomorrow, May 16, 2023.

Thank you for your flexibility and patience.

Cañada College Experiencing Power Outage

5/15/23 at 4:06 p.m.

Cañada College is currently experiencing a power outage. We are currently gathering details. More information to follow.

Cañada College Will Reopen for In-person Classes and Business Operations at Normal Business Hours on Friday, March 24, 2023

UPDATE: 3/23/23 at 1:15 p.m.

Power has been restored to campus and the Cañada College campus will reopen for in-person classes and business operations at normal business hours on Friday, March 24, 2023.

Normal Cañada College operations will resume on Friday, March 24, 2023 for the Cañada College campus.

Thank you for your flexibility and patience.

Cañada College is Closed for the Remainder of March 23, 2023 (today) for In-person Classes and Campus Operations

UPDATE 3/23/23 at 11:30 a.m.

Due to the continued power outage from inclement weather, Cañada College is closed for the remainder of March 23, 2023 (today) for in-person classes and campus operations due to power outage from inclement weather.

Employees, if you are in need of an alternate work space, please work with your supervisors to identify space at CSM, Skyline or District Office.

Essential employees (Facilities, Public Safety, ITS) are to report to work. Employees and students, work remotely/online during regularly scheduled hours, if possible.

We will reevaluate in-person courses and business operations that take place on campus tomorrow, Friday, March 24, 2023 and will deliver any further closure notices by 9 p.m. tonight, March 23, 2023.

Cañada College In-person Classes and Business Operations Remains Closed Until at Least 5 p.m. on March 23, 2023

UPDATE: 3/23/23 at 7:15 a.m.

Cañada College morning and afternoon in-person classes and business operations remains closed until at least 5 p.m. on March 23, 2023 due to the continued power outage from inclement weather.

Employees, if you are in need of an alternate work space, please work with your supervisors to identify space at CSM, Skyline or District Office.

Essential employees (Facilities, Public Safety, ITS) are to report to work. Employees and students, work remotely/online during regularly scheduled hours, if possible.

We will reevaluate in-person courses and business operations that take place on campus at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2023 and will deliver any further closure notices by 12 p.m. today, March 23, 2023.