Bryman College in San Jose Owes $80,000 in Past Due Rent: Attorney

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    Bryman College students on Tuesday were still left without any answers a day after the San Jose vocational school unexpectedly closed its doors. Marianne Favro reports. (Published Tuesday, May 20, 2014)

    Bryman College students on Tuesday were still left without any answers a day after the San Jose vocational school unexpectedly closed its doors.

    Robert Baker, an attorney for BioHealth College, the school's parent company, refused to comment on the sudden closure. He would only say "there was a dispute with the landlord and we expect everything will be resolved later today."

    San Jose's Bryman College Unexpectedly Shuts Down

    [BAY] San Jose's Bryman College Unexpectedly Shuts Down
    Bryman College in San Jose was unexpectedly shut down Monday, leaving students concerned for their future. Nannette Miranda reports. (Published Monday, May 19, 2014)

    Officials said the college may reopen as soon as Wednesday.

    Meanwhile, Mark Carlquist, an attorney representing the property owner, says BioHealth College owes at least $80,000 in past due rent. He also says eviction proceedings started in February and Monday's shut down was the fourth time the tenant had received an eviction date.

    Santa Clara County Sheriffs deputies posted eviction notices on the classrooms on Monday. In addition, locks for all doors on campus were changed. The school for medical, dental and other technicians remained closed Tuesday.

    The closure has left many students concerned for their future and frustrated over a lack of answers.

    "The school ain't telling me nothing, so I was told to come to class and then I get here and see a 'No Trespassing' sign," says student Alexander, who refused to provide a last name. "That's just odd. And this is Bryman College -- they advertise that they are a big name and you just don't expect this from a college or a trade school."

    Alexander is worried he will not get the $3,000 he shelled out to attend a month and a half of classes at Bryman.

    "They're conniving, being weasels," he says. "Why not tell the students what's going on?"