Pima College issues alert of campus threat

Posted at 1:56 PM, Apr 20, 2016

Pima Community College is warning students of a man who says he intends to get arrested on campus.

According to an information bulletin sent out to students and faculty on Tuesday, 39-year-old Jermaine Diallo Johnson made the threat after he was suspended from El Pueblo Learning Center. 

The message advises students who see anyone with a weapon or making threats to leave and call 911.

Libby Howell, spokesperson for Pima Community College, says Johnson was banned from campuses in March of 2016 because of certain student privacy rights.

Johnson recently he began calling the school and showing up on campus quite frequently.

Howell says it was clear that Johnson was unstable and they contacted a mental health provider. He threatened to hurt himself, but never made comments about hurting other students or teachers.
Pima Community College has an emergency alert system, but did not find it necessary to utilize the system in this case, said Howell.
Other law enforcement agencies in the area have been notified of the situation and are keeping an eye out for Johnson.
Howell says Johnson is not facing any charges, but the college wanted to get him the mental help he needs.

El Pueblo Learning Center is a Pima Community College satellite adult education outlet.