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DPS discusses new protocol for campus shooting


Spurred by the increase in campus shooting incidents in recent years, the Department of Public Safety has transitioned to a new protocol where officers immediately respond to active shooting situations on campus. In the past, DPS officers would set up a perimeter around the shooting area until a SWAT team from LAPD arrived. Now, DPS […]

Schools must be prepared for threats regardless of weapon


No gunshots pierced the air, but the gory scene on Wednesday at Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville, Pa. catapulted the already contentious subject of gun reform back into debate. Twenty-one students and a security official were wounded by 16-year-old Alex Hribal, who went on a stabbing spree with two kitchen knives until he […]

Breaking: Gate 6 closed due to shooting-related injury


UPDATE, 12:40 p.m. Thursday: A man who drove onto USC’s campus Wednesday morning after being injured in a shooting south of campus died Wednesday night, authorities reported. The man was identified as Adrian Dawson, 22,  and died Wednesday at about 8:30 p.m. at California Hospital Medical Center, according to Los Angeles County Coroner spokesman Ed Winter. […]

Shooting west of campus injures one


At approximately 12:15 Monday morning, a shooting occurred that left one person injured on Raymond Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard, just west of the University Park Campus. Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department’s media relations office said the victim, a black male, was shot multiple times by a Hispanic suspect and transported to […]

Should we agree with Obama’s gun reform plan?


President Barack Obama’s plan takes a step forward in limiting the access of deadly weapons to dangerous citizens.  About a month after the Newtown elementary school massacre that left 28 dead including 20 school children, the Obama administration has announced a plan to Congress that aims to increase the regulation of gun sales and ownership. […]

DPS sends Trojans Alerts regarding alleged shooting


Reports of a shooting on Monday night led the Dept. of Public Safety to send two Trojans Alerts to the USC community. One alerted students, faculty and staff to an alleged shooting near Exposition Boulevard, and the second said that early reports were unfounded and the area was safe. According to DPS Capt. David Carlisle, […]