• Matt Esnayra

Update: Threatening Email Causes a Lock-down at C.S.U.L.B, One Suspect in Custody

Updated: Oct 9, 2019

Phoro from CSULB


Another Cal State Long Beach student has been arrested in connection with the lock-down at C.S.U.L.B

  • Prateek Devulpally, age 18, is accused of hacking into a female student's email account and sending the threatening message that ignited a camps wide lock-down.

  • The original suspected was released.

  • According to ABC 7, Devulpally is currently being held at the Long Beach Municipal Jail on felony counts of making criminal threats and knowingly and without permission uses or causes to be used computer services.

Previously Reported:

C.S.U.L.B campus was placed on lock down after receiving an email that campus police determined to be a "credible threat" and instructed students and faculty to "shelter in place" and others to stay away from the university.


  • The LBP reported that the threatening email was received at 2:10 p.m and causing a lock-down at around 3:40 pm.

  • Students and faculty barricaded themselves in classrooms with desks, overhead projectors and other supplies to block the door.

  • One female suspect is in custody.

Students & Faculty Take to Social Media to Criticize C.S.U.L.B Over Classroom Safety

One student created a petition on Change.Org titled "Have CSULB produce locking doors for every classroom and facility on campus" with 323 signatures.

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