They hunkered down in classrooms, bathrooms and dormitories. They shoved makeshift barricades against classroom doors and armed themselves with crude weapons. They texted frantic family members and friends and took to social media. They avoided windows and doors. They whispered.
The alert had gone out Wednesday morning, the week before finals. An active shooter on UCLA’s campus.
At one point it seemed that hundreds of students were running.
“Leave! Run! Escape now!” someone yelled.
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