Following the campus shelter-in-place last semester, many students, faculty and staff were left feeling uneasy as the lack of properly locking doors became apparent.
The Senate shared student concerns that the university would drop the ball about updating the campus with new emergency locks.
Students and faculty demand a “safe space” after the campuswide shelter-in-place Oct. 7 forced many to construct makeshift barriers out of desks, chairs and projectors due to lack of locks on doors.
As someone with a family member attending Long Beach State, I am gravely concerned that school administration does not appear to be taking the Oct. 7 shelter-in-place emergency seriously enough.
People in unlocked rooms barricaded doors with belts, desks and podiums when the rooms were unable to be secured. Some students are angry about the lack of security.
A female Long Beach State student was detained by the University Police Department after sending an email threatening violence Monday. The email prompted the university to issue a shelter-in-place.
Dangerous chemicals were found in a vehicle near campus triggering a lockdown of several buildings and an investigation by the Long Beach Fire Department, Monday.