Sierra College building evacuated after ‘suspicious device’ was found at Rocklin campus

Authorities on Wednesday found “a suspicious device” and evacuated students and staff from a building on the Sierra College campus in Rocklin, school officials said.

The device was found Wednesday afternoon in the V Building, and authorities urged those on campus to stay away from the area.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m., campus officials announced that authorities examined the object and determined it was safe. Sierra College officials have not said why the object was considered suspicious and prompted the evacuation.

“In an abundance of caution, the building was evacuated and proper authorities are onsite to investigate,” campus officials wrote in social media posts about 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Afternoon classes scheduled to start before 6 p.m. Wednesday in the V Building were canceled, but all other classes on the Rocklin community college campus will held as scheduled.

In the update, Sierra College officials said the Wednesday afternoon classes in the V Building will remain canceled, but the classes in the building beginning at 6 p.m. or later will proceed as scheduled.

The V Building is three stories tall and houses Sierra College’s math and statistics centers, according to the community college’s website.

Rocklin Police Department officers, along with the Rocklin Fire Department and Roseville police, were on campus Wednesday assisting Sierra College officials with the incident. Police officials said there would be an increased police presence on campus.