At least 12 people were killed and 18 were injured when former marine and Ian David Long allegedly opened fire in the Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks, California early Thursday morning.
Interim President Larry Buckley offered resources to the Pierce Community affected by the shooting.
While there are currently no reports of any Pierce students being harmed, the school is working with local law enforcement to account for all members of the campus who were at the scene of the incident.
In an email letter, Interim President Buckley addressed the recent shooting and stressed the importance of reaching out to friends, colleagues and students during this time, to ensure that they feel safe.
The Pierce College Health Center is open to students for grief counseling. Students can call the center at 818-710-4270. There is also a 24 hour, 7 days a week confidential distress hotline where students can seek support as well; text “courage” to 741741.
There is also free confidential support being offered to employees as well as their dependants. The employees can locate this through the Employee Assistant Program, 1-800-327-0449.