On Monday, reports of a possible active shooter on the campus of the University of Southern California were released to the public. The University issued statements via Twitter on Monday afternoon, stating police were responding to the reports.
After the hype of a possible active shooter, the LAPD ultimately confirmed that there actually was no shooting and no danger to the community. Details on how this report came about are currently unknown.
Ironically, a similar incident took place on a Nevada school campus on the same day. According to KTNV, a local school was on lockdown, but authorities confirmed there was no shooting. It is unclear why people suspected it was a shooting.
Both of these false reports come the day after the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has been described as the deadliest shooting in history, taking the lives of more than 58 people and injuring over 515.
In relation to the suspected college campus shooting, USC originally stated that there was “police activity” on-scene after shots were reported, but not confirmed. See the first tweets issued by the university below.
These communities are very grateful that these reports of school shootings turned out to be false. Praise the Lord!
Please continue to pray for the victims of the Las Vegas massacre during this difficult time. Also, please keep first responders, medical staff, and government officials in your prayers as they handle this devastating situation.
In other breaking news, a popular American musician passed away after being rushed to the hospital Sunday evening. Read the latest updates here.