The American River Current

Los Rios to consider new companies for ALERT system

A Sacramento City College student's phone shows a time-stamped message from the district's emergency message system, run by WARN Command, coming 40 minutes after the fatal shooting that occurred on campus began on Sept. 3. The district is considering new options for which company to use for the ALERT system. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

John Ferrannini

November 25, 2015

The Los Rios Community College District is considering a different system to alert people of campus emergencies, according to district spokesperson Mitchel Benson. This comes on the heels of several efforts that American River College has taken to improve the school’s ability to respond to safet...

Editorial: Los Rios needs to change emergency procedures

A Sacramento City College student's phone shows a time-stamped message from the district's emergency message system, run by WARN Command, coming 40 minutes after the fatal shooting that occurred on campus began on Sept. 3. The district is considering new options for which company to use for the ALERT system. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

September 11, 2015

When an emergency alert system takes 45 minutes to alert you of an emergency, there is no point in having one. The Los Rios ALERT text message system did not send out an alert until about 45 minutes after a shooting on Sept. 3 that left one dead and two injured in one of the campus parking lots. ...

Sac City College mourns shooting

A Sacramento City College counselor and a community chaplain counsel a student grieving on Sept. 4, over the fatal shooting on the campus the day before. Counselors and Chaplains were made available to students, faculty and staff from 9 to 2 p.m. Friday, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday and 9 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

John Ferrannini and Barbara Harvey

September 4, 2015

By Barbara Harvey and John Ferrannini As students, faculty and staff at Sacramento City College came together to mourn, new information has come to light about the victim of Thursday’s fatal shooting on campus. Roman P. Gonzalez, 25, was a first-year SCC student, but had previous run-ins with the...

Sac City shooting raises questions about District’s emergency procedure

Police cars block off the scene of the fatal shooting at Sacramento City College that left one student dead and two injured on Sept. 3, 2015. (Photo by Ashlynn Johnson)

John Ferrannini and Kameron Schmid

September 4, 2015

By Kameron Schmid and John Ferrannini When Sacramento City College student Darling Perry left her biology class at 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, she decided to ride her bike to the grocery store before going home. As she neared Freeport Boulevard, she saw police cars racing toward the school with their l...

Chancellor King: Sac City shooting was ‘worst nightmare’

A police officer talks to Davida Trejo, the mother of shooting victim Roman Gonzalez, 25, on Thursday after the on campus shooting at Sacramento City College that left Gonzalez dead and two other students injured. (Photo by Ashlynn Johnson)

September 4, 2015

Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brian King spoke with the Current at Sacramento City College the day after the fatal shooting on the campus that left one student dead and two more injured. The Current: “What is the district doing at this point in time to move forward from this?” ...

The student voice of American River College since 1955
Sac City Shooting