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Inside a classroom during the UCLA murder-suicide




Los Angeles Police Department officers patrol the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after a shooting, June 1, 2016, in Los Angeles, California.
Two people were confirmed dead on Wednesday following a shooting at the University of California's Los Angeles campus, police said.
Los Angeles Police Department officers patrol the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) campus after a shooting, June 1, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. Two people were confirmed dead on Wednesday following a shooting at the University of California's Los Angeles campus, police said. "We have confirmation of two people killed for now," police spokeswoman Jenny Houser told AFP, adding that the identity of the victims was unclear. / AFP / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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Yesterday, between the time shots were fired and students were given the all clear, panic set in across the UCLA campus.

Although it was later determined that the shooting occurred on south campus, on north campus, students reacted as they though they thought a shooter was marching towards them.

"I think all of us on the inside were really scared and nervous," said Daphne Ying, a Senior at UCLA.  "You could definitely tell, because we're sitting in the dark, keeping as close to the shadowed areas of the room as possible. Anybody who raised their voice, even to a moderate whisper... immediately got shushed."

Feeling they were under threat, students, including Daphne, made the decision to block doors so that a potential shooter couldn't get in. The problem was that the classroom doors opened outwards into the hall, which meant that they couldn't place heavy objects in front of them to keep them shut.

So, the students got inventive.

Ying spoke with Take Two's A Martinez about the incident and how they solved their door problem.

To hear the entire conversation click on the link embedded at the top of this post.