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May 16, 2013 | By Joseph Serna, Andrew Blankstein and Kate Mather
All schools in Monterey Park have been placed on lockdown and East Los Angeles College has been evacuated after an anonymous caller threatened to "shoot up" an unknown campus Thursday morning, authorities said. The shooting was supposed to happen at 8 a.m., the caller said. Officers have been deployed to all Monterey Park schools and 10 campuses have been locked down. Monterey Park police Chief Jim Smith said no gunman has been seen. He cautioned: "It's really sketchy information.
May 7, 2008 | Stuart Pfeifer
Orange County sheriff's officials Tuesday ended their lockdown of the Men's Central Jail, concluding that racial tensions had eased enough to allow inmates to leave their cells for exercise, education and dining-room visits. Sheriff's Capt. Roland Chacon said he agreed to ease the restrictions at the Santa Ana facility Tuesday morning, and inmates ate breakfast in a dining hall without incident. Chacon authorized the lockdown April 29 after a fight in the dining hall involving several black and Latino inmates.
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.
November 25, 2013 | By Benjamin Mueller and Matt Pearce
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- After the school massacres at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and Columbine, this has become, perhaps, the inexorable consequence of any threatening phone call. At Yale University, hours after an anonymous man called and warned a dispatcher that a gunman was headed to the school to "shoot some people," a campus lockdown was lifted Monday afternoon after police scoured the campus room-by-room without finding a would-be killer. There were no reports of shots fired.
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...
April 12, 2013 | By Michael Mello
Police on Friday called off a search for a man possibly carrying a gun or other weapon at a North Carolina university and classes were expected to return to their normal schedule by mid-afternoon. Shortly after 9 a.m., the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro was locked down after university police received a report of an armed man near one of the main classroom buildings. No shots were fired, university officials reported. A little after noon local time, a search by university and local police turned up no sign or an armed man. Other local schools that had been locked down because of the search also resumed their normal schedules, according to Greensboro's News & Record.
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.
December 15, 2009 | By Richard Winton
The Men's Central Jail has been on lockdown since Friday evening after the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department learned that inmates were plotting violence. Sheriff's officials said they placed the downtown jail -- known for holding the most dangerous inmates -- on lockdown after discovering that some prisoners were planning a racial brawl. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said the facility was locked down to visitors and inmate movement until Monday morning and that now those restrictions were being eased.
August 4, 2011 | By Shane Goldmacher and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
Virginia Tech lifted a lockdown Thursday more than five hours after three youths reported seeing a man carrying what may have been a gun covered with a cloth on the campus where 33 people died in a mass shooting four years ago. Authorities scoured the campus and even released a composite police sketch of the man, but uncovered no new information. At 2:41 p.m. EDT, the university posted a note on its website declaring an end to the lockdown under which students, faculty and others had been asked to remain indoors.
September 1, 2008 | Eric Sondheimer, Times Staff Writer
Byron Moore Jr. of Harbor City Narbonne plays defensive back like a shark preparing to devour his prey. He identifies his target, waits for an opportunity, then uses an outburst of speed and power to pounce on his opponent. "Byron is a physical specimen," Coach Manuel Douglas said. "He's just explosive." Twice last season as a junior he returned interceptions for touchdowns. At 6 feet 1 and 190 pounds, he can play cornerback, strong safety or free safety. He's also the Gauchos' No. 1 receiver, having averaged 21.7 yards per reception while scoring seven touchdowns.
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