The panic wasn’t immediate for Pranasha Shrestha and her classmates.
But with reports of a possible shooter or shooters nearby on the UCLA campus, it wasn’t long before that changed.
Especially when the dozen or so students realized that one door in the classroom could be secured, but the other couldn’t.
“The first door was easy to lock, but the second door required a bit more ingenuity,” Shrestha told CNN on Wednesday evening.
Some people wanted to go to find another place to hide, but with rumors going around that the shooter was in their building, Boelter Hall, staying put was the best thing to do.