Today will touch on a rather grim topic: The UCSB shooting incident and the consequent advice on Campus Safety. On May 23rd, there was a shooting incident near the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara. The shooting seems to be premeditated in advance, with the shooter listing his grievances in advance about his frustrations of “loneliness, rejection and unfulfilled desires”. At least six were killed and one underwent surgery for life-threatening condition. The university has issued out emergency housing for those displaced by the incident.
While the incident itself may seem remote to you, I’d like to remind you that the world is very erratic and chaotic. As such, you need to be ready for a similar scenario. I myself experienced the unfortunate scenario of being on campus during a shooting incident during my undergraduate years.
With regards to the shooting incident last week at UCSB, I’d advise on some general awareness tips for Campus Safety.
For those living off campus, I’ve included links on what to know. Keep safe; keep alert.