LMU Alerts and Safety on Campus
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On November 9th, there was an active shooter investigation on campus.
While LAPD was investigating this claim, the students of Loyola Marymount University did not receive any information or updates about what was happening, nor were they informed that LAPD was on campus or that a report of a shooter had been called in until after the area was given an all-clear.
Given the recent events, such as the Thousand Oaks shooting and Woolsey fires, many members of the community are outraged that the only access point to information on this subject was over social media, such as twitter or facebook. Even an inquiry into this type of issue is a serious matter, and to only receive information about it after it was cleared by police is simply unacceptable.
This petition is to point out that LMU students deserve access to information in a formal and immediate manner, and that the Loyola Marymount University and Public Safety alert system should be re-examined for the betterment of the students it hopes to protect.
By informing its students of events while they are happening we will also be able to control the panic that is created through the mismanagement of released information.
There have been 307 mass shootings since the beginning of 2018, and the feeling of safety is paramount for the success of the university and its students.
*LMU was aware of the potential shooter at 5:34 PM and LMU students were not notified until 6:50 PM. While this event has shown the love and connection between LMU students, we should not be forced to receive this type of information through our peers alone.
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