After the two incidents, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck pledged to make USC the safest urban university in the country. He said he would add more than 30 officers to the division that patrols the USC vicinity and use computer-aided models to help predict crime areas.
Many USC students are aware of their surroundings and the potential of crime. Some believe it’s difficult to try to control who enters school grounds for events even if the events are supposed to be just for college students.
‘‘I don’t think you want to make a police state of your campus,’’ Hamilton said. Wednesday’s shooting ‘‘does seem like an aberration.’’
Associated Press writers Sue Manning and Raquel Maria Dillon contributed to this report.