UCLA Shooting: Campus to ‘Resume Normal Operations’ on Thursday

“Faculty, staff and students should show up tomorrow and go through their regular routines,” UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh says

Last Updated: June 1, 2016 @ 9:16 PM

UPDATED at 9:15 p.m. PT: The victim has been named as engineering professor William S. Klug, 39, a father of two from El Segundo, California.

Authorities have not identified the gunman, and a motive was not immediately clear. Andy Neiman, the LAPD’s  chief spokesman, confirmed a note was found at the scene, but investigators had not determined whether it was connected to the shooting.

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Following the UCLA shooting on Wednesday, campus will reopen tomorrow with all scheduled classes and activities to resume as scheduled, the school said.

“We want to resume normal operations as quickly as possible, so we will resume scheduled classes tomorrow morning,” UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh said in a statement. “Faculty, staff and students should show up tomorrow and go through their regular routines and complete the quarter as planned.”

Waugh also said that “our hearts go out to the victims”  in the wake of the shooting, and praised law enforcement for their rapid response.

“I also want to thank all the law enforcement agencies of Southern California who reacted so quickly to help secure the scene and help us prevent further damage to the campus,” he said. “The lockdown went extremely smoothly. That was the result of the efficiency of the BruinAlert system, which enabled people to know what to do in a timely fashion.”

Two people were killed in a shooting on the UCLA campus on Wednesday morning in a “possible murder-suicide,” police said. The campus was on lockdown, with many staying in place out of fear that a shooter might still be at large. The LAPD pronounced the incident over around 12 p.m. local time.

Officers in tactical gear were seen entering Boelter Hall, which is part of the school of engineering. LAPD bomb squad members were also on the scene. Police were advising students to avoid the area.

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