Camarillo, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2023) — The Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) is aware of the recent arrest of VCCCD employee, Loay Analji, in connection with the investigation into the tragic death of Paul Kessler.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department has been conducting a thorough investigation, and the VCCCD has been in communication with law enforcement throughout this process. 

Effective immediately, Mr. Analji will be placed on administrative leave in accordance with Education Code Section 87623. Necessary protocols have been taken to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff, which will remain our top priority. 

VCCCD remains committed to cooperating fully with law enforcement as they continue their investigation. We will also ensure that our college communities have access to the necessary support and resources during this challenging period.

We will continue to reach out with further updates to ensure our community remains informed. 

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