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How Do You Lock Down with Doors That Don’t Lock?

When Cal State Long Beach police learned of an email threatening someone would “shoot up” the university Monday afternoon, they sent out a campuswide alert telling people to take shelter.

The alert said there was a “credible threat” and told everyone to get inside, but it didn’t reveal much else. Nevertheless, many students and professors tried their best to follow the instructions.

Pictures of hastily stacked tables and chairs piled against classroom doors started proliferating across social media. If they happened to be in older buildings or classrooms that didn’t lock from the inside, students and professors used belts, shoelaces and whatever else they could find to secure the doors.

Read more at the Long Beach Post

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