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December 14, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Call it an honor to be subjected to the Evan Wardlow lockdown. That's what happened to talented junior guard Cesar Reyes of Sun Valley Poly on Friday night. From the moment he stepped onto the court against El Camino Real, Reyes was shadowed and locked down by the 6-foot-3 Santa Clara-bound Wardlow, who plays defense with a passion that's frequently missing at the high school level. Reyes missed his first nine shots of the first half in Poly's 76-42 loss. He finished with 15 points.
April 10, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc and Richard Winton
Lockdown orders for seven Tustin schools were lifted Thursday afternoon after a suspected gunman was arrested following an intensive hours-long manhunt. The man, who was not immediately identified, was suspected of fleeing from police after an officer-involved shooting outside an apartment complex about 9 a.m. Thursday. He was taken into custody “without incident,” said Tustin Police Sgt. Andy Birozy. Tustin Unified lifted the lockdowns shortly after 2 p.m. The search prompted a massive search that involved heavily armored tactical vehicles, helicopters and SWAT officers.
November 4, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
At least one suspect was taken into custody and a campus-wide lockdown for a Connecticut college was lifted after officials received a report Monday of an armed person on campus, officials said. No one was hurt, Central Connecticut State University spokesman Mark McLaughlin told the Los Angeles Times in a brief phone interview, adding that officials were planning to hold a news conference about the new developments shortly. Photos shared on social media from the locked-down campus in New Britain, just southwest of Hartford, showed police separately leading away at least two young men, one of whom was wearing an orange shirt and camouflage pants.
April 10, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Seven schools were placed on lockdown in Tustin on Thursday as police scoured the area for a gunman. Residents were warned to stay inside as police from Tustin and Irvine deployed a massive manhunt after an initial confrontation with the gunman in which police officers opened fire on the suspect near Red Hill Avenue and Nisson Road. "Our biggest concern is there are a lot of people living around here. We want everyone who is living here to stay in homes," Tustin Police Chief Charles Celano said.
November 5, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
In the end, there was no gun, no violence, no shots fired, no victims, no angry manifesto -- just a massive police response and a big campus scare at Central Connecticut State University, all prompted by a student's Halloween costume on Monday. Senior David Kyem, 21, the son of a professor at the New Britain school just southwest of Hartford, apologized for the confusion, and said he was wearing his costume because he couldn't fit all of it into his backpack. He was dressed as Snake Eyes from the "G.I.
May 28, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
A lockdown at Chaminade High School was lifted Tuesday afternoon after Los Angeles police determined that a report of "an unknown male with a gun" actually turned out to be harmless pieces of a school project. A parent reported an armed man in a trench coat at the West Hills school around 9:40 a.m., prompting a campus lockdown. Officers from the LAPD's Topanga division were sent to the campus, said Officer Diana Figueroa. They searched the area and went room-to-room at the school but did not find a gunman, authorities said.
May 2, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
A lockdown was lifted at Canoga Park High School on Thursday as police continued to search for a man with a gun seen on campus. The school was placed on lockdown at about 9:25 a.m. as officers from the LAPD and Los Angeles Unified School District police searched in and around the campus for the gunman, said LAPD Officer Christopher No. According to reports from the scene, No said, a young man or juvenile was walking down the street with...
September 20, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
Schools in Paramount were placed on lockdown for several hours Friday as deputies searched for an armed suspect in the area.  Lt. Dave Auner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Lakewood station said the suspect, a parolee, was spotted with a handgun about 10:30 a.m. in an area near the schools. Paramount High School, Roosevelt Elementary School and Wirtz Elementary School were placed on lockdown while deputies and investigators searched the area near Century Boulevard and Downey Avenue.
November 4, 2013 | By Matt Pearce and Michael Muskal
A university near Hartford, Conn., was put on lockdown and police swarmed the campus on Monday afternoon as reports circulated of an armed suspect on campus. "Get inside buildings & Stay in place!" said an alert on the website for Central Connecticut State University, which described the event as a "campus emergency. " "Stay away from Windows. Police are on the Scene. " There was no immediate report of gunshots or injuries, and further details from officials were not immediately available as police swarmed the campus in New Britain, a southwest suburb of Hartford.
April 19, 2013 | By Kurt Streeter and Anna Gorman
Residents of Boston and its nearby suburbs woke to find themselves in a virtual lockdown Friday as mass transit came to a halt, college campuses were closed and officials urged people to shutter their businesses and stay inside. “It is important that people remain indoors and not open the door,” Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said at a news conference in Watertown. The suburb was the scene of a violent police confrontation Friday morning that left one of the suspected marathon bombers, 26-year-old Tarmerlan Tsarnaev, dead.
April 2, 2014 | By Alan Zarembo, Matt Pearce and Paresh Dave, This post has been updated to reflect recent developments.
KILLEEN, Texas - Four people were dead, including a gunman, and at least 11 others were wounded in a shooting at Ft. Hood, officials said Wednesday. The base was locked down for about four hours, until a siren sounded shortly before 9 p.m. to end the lockdown. At least two of the injured had multiple gunshot wounds, a hospital spokesman said. A U.S. military official said at least 11 other people had been wounded, but cautioned that the numbers could change. Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told CNN he had been told that four people were dead, including the shooter, and that 14 were hurt.
March 6, 2014 | By Tony Barboza, Adolfo Flores and Joseph Serna
Two Southern California high schools were placed on lockdown Thursday as police investigated a bomb threat and a call of a student being held hostage at gunpoint. The two unrelated reports were deemed hoaxes by authorities. Beverly Hills police received a call about 2:45 p.m. from a person claiming to be a 16-year-old being held hostage by a man with a gun at Beverly Hills High School, said Lt. Lincoln Hoshino. Though many students had already gone home, those who remained were placed on lockdown while officers conducted a full search of the campus.
January 30, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
One man was shot and another injured in a parking lot fight on Thursday at Eastern Florida State College that forced an hour-long campus lockdown and canceled classes, police said.  Three men, at least one a student, began arguing and fighting in the lot about 1:30 p.m. Apparently acting in self-defense, Landrick Hamiliton, 24, pulled a gun from his car and fired at Amado Contreras, 25, hitting him in the chest, said Officer Yvonne Martinez, Palm...
January 24, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
One person has been shot at South Carolina State University and authorities are searching for suspects, a school spokeswoman said  Friday. The 3,500-student school in Orangeburg, S.C., is on lockdown, Elizabeth Mosely-Hawkins, director of public relations, told the Los Angeles Times. There was no immediate word about the injured student's condition, she said. It was not known how many suspects were being sought, but it is more than one, Mosely-Hawkins said.  The suspects are believed to be off campus.
January 24, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
A student who was shot outside a South Carolina State University dorm Friday has died, officials said. Though university officials did not release the victim's name, Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall said the victim was 20-year-old Brandon Robinson. The coroner's office will release further information Saturday after an autopsy, she told the Los Angeles Times. Robinson was fatally shot outside a dorm,  Hugine Suites , at about 1:30 p.m, prompting a campus-wide lockdown. Authorities said they were pursuing four suspects in connection with the shooting.
December 27, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- How do new inmates cope with the lack of privacy in prison? What advice would an inmate give someone facing a long prison sentence? What are the effects of incarceration on inmates' families? All good questions, none of which had good answers online -- until recently. Through a partnership with the Last Mile, a high-tech incubator at San Quentin , question-and-answer service Quora has made it possible for inmates to make their voices heard on social media.
February 21, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
St. Peter's College locked down its campus for several hours after the discovery of a note that referred to killing students and the shootings at Virginia Tech. The lockdown ended after a room-by-room police search of the roughly 3,000-student campus turned up nothing dangerous, school spokeswoman Lorraine McConnell said. Campus security became aware of the handwritten note, taped in the stairwell of an administration and classroom building, McConnell said. Within two minutes, the college sent students e-mail and cellphone text message alerts, using a system set up after April's massacre at Virginia Tech, where a gunman killed 32 people before killing himself.
October 29, 2007 | From Time Wire Reports
Shots were fired during the night on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University on homecoming weekend, but no one was injured, school officials said. Police were looking for two men whom they believed had left the campus. The campuswide alarm system was activated, warning "shooter on campus" over loudspeakers. Students, faculty and staff were told to go to their rooms and lock their doors, and the university was locked down until morning, officials said.
December 17, 2013 | By Saba Hamedy
A shooting at the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno on Tuesday prompted a flurry of Twitter activity from witnesses, journalists and community members that reflected tones of both shock and sadness. Reports of the shooting appeared shortly after 2 p.m., as officials from Renown Health and the University of Nevada-Reno Police Services used their social media accounts to confirm details of the shooting to the public. Throughout the day, the accounts were updated with information that included how many were injured or dead, street closures and details of the lockdown at the facility that followed the shootings.
December 16, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Matt Pearce
Alert: Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever and Emerson. Evacuate those buildings now. Harvard University issued that warning Monday morning, and police swarmed the Cambridge, Mass., campus for several hours. The bomb threat proved false, but Harvard was not alone in seeing its final exams disrupted: That afternoon, the University of Massachusetts Boston evacuated a building after reports of a gunman, which also turned out to be unfounded.
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