On Wednesday, June 1st at 9:56 AM UCLA students and faculty received a text message with the following statements enclosed:
“BruinAlert: Shooting at Engineering 4. Go to secure location and deny entry (lockdown) now!”
As an active shooter opened fire in what turned out to be a murder-suicide, UCLA’s campus was put on lockdown. The scene unfolded within the next two hours with the arrival of various authorities. Whilst hiding under tables in darkly lit rooms, information and updates were conveyed via social media and text. Nilo Goldfarb, GRAPHITE future co editor-in-chief, responds to this transferral and its coinciding paranoia.
Read Nilo’s response here.