Local leaders responded to yet another tragedy Thursday that resulted in mass death in the western world, extending condolences and sharing information related to the killings.
The 11 Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) students and one faculty member currently abroad in Nice are safe, according to a tweet from CSULB President Jane Close Conoley—welcome news in the aftermath of the November Paris attacks that resulted in the death of CSULB student Nohemi Gonzalez. However, California was not unaffected, as three students from UC Berkely were reported injured and one student remains missing, according to KTLA.
— Jane Close Conoley (@PresConoley) July 15, 2016
The LBPD took time to urge residents to remain vigilant, but noted that there was no credible threat to the city in correspondence with the Post yesterday.
“It is still early and we don’t know if this was an act of terror. At this time we are business as usual. We have no information on a credible threat to Long Beach,” said LBPD spokesman Bradley Johnson. “The Police Department remains in close communication with our local and federal partners in order to maintain situational awareness. We urge anyone who observes something of concern to follow the philosophy of ‘See Something Say Something’ and report suspicious activity immediately.”
Meanwhile, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia expressed sympathy, especially as the death toll continued to climb.
Tragic day for #NiceFrance and for all the families and friends who lost loved ones. Incredibly sad to see death toll climb.
— Robert Garcia (@RobertGarciaLB) July 15, 2016
Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell also spoke up, tweeting an image of Nice with a French flag overlay.
— Patrick O’Donnell (@AsmPatODonnell) July 15, 2016