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UCLA community, law enforcement leaders hold gun violence summit on campus

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Student representatives, law enforcement and UCLA officials organized a gun violence summit at the campus Thursday. (KABC)

Student representatives, law enforcement and UCLA officials organized a gun violence summit at the campus Thursday.

In June, a popular professor was shot and killed on the campus by a disgruntled graduate student.

"We are able to look at this as a real life issue that could confront any of us every day," Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said.

Since the shooting, brainstorming has taken place. From a response perspective, the UCLA police and Los Angeles Police Department said they are satisfied with how quickly hundreds of officers handled the tense situation on a campus packed with thousands of students and faculty.

Now authorities are looking for similar ways to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again. They want to teach everyone on campus on what to look for and report.

They said everyone on campus should keep an eye out and report threatening posts toward a person, group or campus to police. At campus orientation before school starts, the campus community should talk about what to do if there's an active shooter on the campus.

The final note on the summit emphasized that the university is a very safe place to be, but they also want students and faculty to be prepared just in case a similar situation happens again.
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