Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of California Student in Paris Attacks, Lowers Capitol Flags, Fully Activates State Threat Assessment System


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released the following statement regarding the death of California State University, Long Beach student Nohemi Gonzalez in yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Paris:

“On behalf of all Californians, Anne and I extend our deepest condolences to the Gonzalez family, Nohemi’s friends and the entire Long Beach State community impacted by this senseless tragedy.”

In recognition of the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.

While there is no known, specific or credible threat to California or the United States at this time, Governor Brown has directed his Office of Emergency Services to fully activate the California State Threat Assessment System and continue working with local, state and federal law enforcement and emergency services officials to ensure all necessary steps are taken to keep Californians safe. The California State Threat Assessment System assists in the detection, prevention, investigation and response to criminal and terrorist activity, disseminates intelligence and facilitates communications between state, local, federal and tribal agencies as well as private sector partners, to help them take action on threats.