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.