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USC Releases New Security Guidelines in Wake of Shooting

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USC has announced new security guidelines in the wake of a Halloween shooting that left four people injured.

The shooting took place at a party hosted by the Black Student Assembly. Neither the shooter nor the victims were USC students, but the party was being held on campus at the Ronald Tutor Center. Two men were allegedly fighting when one pulled a handgun and fired shots.

According to an open letter to the USC community today from President C.L. Max Nikias, changes at the university will include heightened review of event applications as well as increased security around checking IDs at events where they're required.

Additionally, access to the University Park campus after 9:00 p.m. will be restricted to students, faculty, staff and their guests, and anyone coming onto campus after that time will be required to show ID. New security cameras will be installed, and more public safety officers will be brought on to campus.

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"While the situation was resolved quickly and without physical harm to students, faculty or staff, an event such as this is a sobering reminder that we must work constantly to ensure the safety of our university community," Nikias wrote.

The guidelines will go into full effect in January of next year.

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