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Luis Gael and Brienna Edwards

February 22, 2018

By Brienna Edwards & Luis Gael Jimenez Larissa Lopez rolls out of bed, eyes bleary and heavy-lidded. She is tired and she is stressed; her mind is running a mile a minute and won't slow down. She rubs her eyes, and stares at the floor for a long-moment. Her alarm still blares in the background as ...

Breaking News: Reports of a man with a gun on campus prompt school-wide lockdown

The Rancho Cordova Police Department has yet to identify the suspect involved in the shooting of a non-student at the Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova Center on April 12, 2020. (File Photo)

Luis Gael

February 14, 2018

American River College was placed on lockdown by the Los Rios Police Department after reports of a man on campus with a gun at approximately 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening. According to Sergeant J. Lampano of the LRPD, there were reported sightings of a man riding a bicycle displaying a firearm near...

Breaking News: LRPD Officer calls for backup after altercation with student

(Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Luis Gael

February 6, 2018

Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for backup from a Los Rios Police Department Officer Tuesday afternoon after an apparent altercation with an American River College student inside the Disabled Student Programs and Services Offices. According to ARC Public Information Officer Scott Crow, there is...

LRPD refuses to talk to the Current about campus safety

The Rancho Cordova Police Department has yet to identify the suspect involved in the shooting of a non-student at the Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova Center on April 12, 2020. (File Photo)

December 5, 2017

The Current recently set out to write an article on campus safety. The intention was to provide students with a detailed layout of different emergency procedures in the event of an active shooter, earthquake, fire, flood, etc., and to remedy some of the questions and conflicting information. After reaching ...

ARC responds to DeVos’ changes to Title IX

The Bulletin Board outside the on campus Health Center, describing the difference between sexual violence and domestic violence, and other services offered. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Brienna Edwards

October 10, 2017

Deep in the Administration Building on the American River College campus lies the Health Center. It is a little room across from a barely used courtyard. The Health Center is designed to be a safe place for students to go with any health care concerns. The walls are blue and a lone man sits at th...

Breaking News: Man allegedly threatens to assault two female students in library

Los Rios Police Department patrol car. (Photo by John Ennis)

Luis Gael

September 28, 2017

According to an email sent out by the Los Rios Police Department, officers were dispatched to the ARC library after receiving reports that a suspicious subject allegedly made threatening statements to two female students in a third floor study room at 6:40 p.m. today. No physical contact was made...

Editorial: The LRPD lacks transparency

American River College President Thomas Greene, left, and Los Rios Police Department Capt. John McPeek.  The Los Rios Police Department needs to be more transparent with the students its job it is to protect. (File Photo)

Cheyenne Drury

May 3, 2017

Corrections: The ARCurrent article that is mentioned was published on May, 12, 2016 not May, 12, 2015. None of the allegations regarding the former Los Rios Police Department officer are alleged to have occurred on ARC’s campus and he has not been charged with any crime against any ARC or Los ...

Former LRPD officer to stand trial for five counts of rape

Former officer Noah Winchester on a ride-along in November of 2014. Former LRPD officer Noah Winchester on a ride-along in November of 2014. Winchester currently awaits trial for five counts of rape and remains in custody on $3.1 million bail, according to prosecutors. (File photo)

Cheyenne Drury

May 3, 2017

Former Los Rios police officer Noah Winchester was ordered on April 22 by a San Mateo County Superior Court judge to stand trial for allegedly raping five women. Winchester was employed with the Los Rios Police Department from January 1, 2009 to January 16, 2015 before transferring to the San Mateo P...

UPDATE: Indecent exposure reported in the Culinary Arts building

Couch in Culinary Arts Building used by student suspected of indecent exposure on Sept. 26. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

Cheyenne Drury

September 27, 2016

UPDATE: Interim American River College Public Information Officer Joan Kudin sent an email update at 4:50 p.m. which included a surveillance camera photo of the suspect (below). Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Los Rios Police Department at (916) 558-2221. Story continues below ...

Mass shooting resolution fails, Hylton addresses Current editorial at Senate’s final meeting

Associated Student Body Student Senate President David Hylton addresses the board during Thursday's Student Senate meeting. It was the board's final meeting of the spring 2016 semester. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

May 7, 2016

The American River College Associated Student Body (ASB) Student Senate failed to pass a resolution that originally called for more police to be stationed in the Student Center, Davies Hall and the library. The board has spent at least 20 minutes discussing this resolution during each of the last thr...

Update: Student Senate President witnessed altercation, placed call to Los Rios police dispatcher

An American River College student involved in a physical altercation on Wednesday is transported by way of a stretcher to an ambulance in front of the administration building at ARC. Both students involved in the altercation declined to press charges. (Photo by Matthew Peirson)

Matthew Peirson

May 5, 2016

Update May 5, 7:44 p.m.: By Matthew Peirson and Robert Hansen A physical altercation between two students broke out near the American River College theater department on Wednesday evening according to Los Rios Police Department officer Curtis Adams. One of the students was placed on a stretche...

ARC bomb threat suspect expected to be released before arraignment

Former American River College student Kristofer Clark, 21, was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on Oct. 8 after allegedly making a threat against the college's main campus, according to police. (Photo courtesy of the Los Rios Police Department)

Kameron Schmid

October 13, 2015

After five days in jail, Kristofer Clark, who was arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat against American River College, is expected to be released from Sacramento County Jail Tuesday as the District Attorney's office has said they are not going to file charges at this time. Clark, 21, was...

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