USC Professor Detained After False Active Shooter Report Prompts Major Police Response on Campus
Los Angeles police said they found no evidence of a shooting on the USC campus Monday after reports of gunfire prompted a lockdown and a substantial LAPD response.
“No danger to community,” the Los Angeles Police Department said on Twitter after completing a search of campus buildings.
Public safety officials said evacuations were prompted by a false report that came in shortly after noon.
John Thomas, head of USC’s Department of Public Safety, said in an emailed statement, “It was reported a faculty member during class falsely told her students there was an active shooter in the building.”
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