Emergency Medical Services Respond to Call at Rio Hondo College
March 8, 2017
Campus security was called to the RHC Bookstore at 11:15 a.m. March 8 due to an individual’s concerning behavior. The school’s psychologist and authorities were contacted to respond to the situation, and the individual was escorted off the premises.
Officer Blanco from campus security was the first to respond. Due to the behavior exhibited from the individual, Coordinator of Psychological Services Dr. Denna Sanchez, from the Psychological Services department, was contacted to treat the individual.
Dr. Sanchez evaluated the individual and requested emergency medical services. Police were contacted soon after. Due to privacy laws, Dr. Sanchez was not able to comment on the situation.
The individual was placed on a stretcher and onto an ambulance, to be transported off campus for further evaluation. His whereabouts are currently unknown.
The bookstore remained closed for an unspecified amount of time following the incident and a sign reading “store closed systems down” was placed on the door of the bookstore for the duration.
Gabriel Gomez and Raeann Tustin were two of the many students denied access into the bookstore.
“That’s all we were told, all systems were down and that was it,” Gomez told El Paisano News.
The story will continue to be updated, as more information is available.