WATCH: USC Professor Arrested After ‘Making Students Report Fake Active Shooter’

This story gets more bizarre by the moment. Cell phone footage captured a USC professor reportedly being arrested for making students call in a fake active shooter.

ABC 7 News reports:

A USC professor suffered “some sort of an episode” that caused students to believe there was an active shooter at school, triggering the campus scare and police response on Monday, police said.

LAPD Deputy Chief Phillip Tingirides said the professor, who was not identified, told her students to lock the doors and get on the floor. Then, she began yelling, “active shooter.”


The search netted no evidence of a shooting or a shooter at school, authorities said. An all-clear was subsequently declared.

Tingirides said the professor was in LAPD custody.

Early reports have emerged that an active shooter has opened fire at USC. Police have placed the area on lockdown. The LAPD are now reporting no active shooter is present. 5Etfw

NBC Los Angeles reports:

Police were responding to a report of a shooting at the University of Southern California on Monday, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The university issued an alert urging students and staff to avoid the area of 610 Childs Way on the University Park Campus or shelter in place.

Officers were searching Fertitta Hall at the Marshall School of Business. University officials said shots were reported but not confirmed.

NBC4 is working to confirm additional details.

Below is a periscope of the incident. 5Etfw&ref_url=http% 3A% 2F% 2F2017% 2F10% 2Fbreaking-active-shooter-reported-usc-campus-lockdown-videos% 2F

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