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Cabrillo Lockdown Arrestee Sentenced for Stalking

The man arrested on the Cabrillo campus in March, 2010 was sentenced to probation and home confinement on Thursday.

Nigel Self, the man accused of , pleaded guilty to several charges in Santa Cruz Superior Court on Thursday morning.

On Monday, March 14, Self, then a 45-year-old student, was arrested on the locked down Cabrillo campus after it was learned that he "made statements about shooting students and officials during therapy sessions in San Francisco," according to a statement from the District Attorney's Office.

A paper bag was found in Self's car that day with the names of several Cabrillo students and staff written on it. Self also told authorities that he had recently taken a gun safety course. However, he was not armed at the time of his arrest, nor did he fire shots on campus.

At a Nov. 2 hearing, Judge Paul Burdick found there to be insufficient evidence that Self attempted to make criminal threats. Burdick, however, left the remaining charges against Self, including one felony count of stalking, two misdemeanor counts of making annoying and obscene phone calls and one misdemeanor count for willfully disturbing a public school, to all of which Self pleaded guilty.

According to the District Attorney's Office, on Thursday, Burdick sentenced Self to three years probation with intense mental health supervision, 90 days home confinement with GPS monitoring, and an order to stay away from Cabrillo College and the victim of his phone calls. 

"We take threats on school campuses very seriously," said Assistant District Attorney Rafael Vazquez. "Despite the evidentiary issues that made this case much more difficult, we are pleased with the outcome. Hopefully this sends a strong message to everyone that our campuses should remain safe from violence and threats of violence."

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