Hawaii woman safe after deadly campus shooting spree in Santa Monica

Santa Monica College
Santa Monica College

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A shooting spree in California has left at least five people dead including the gunman.

The shooting happened on Friday at Santa Monica College.

Punahou graduate and Kailua native Georgia Kelliher attends the college and was on campus during the shooting.

Kelliher says she got to her classroom at noon to take an art final and realized something was terribly wrong when her friend called her.

“I got a call from my friend that was in the class saying she had just run away because other people were running and screaming that there’s a shooter,” Kelliher said. “Right when we found at about the shooter, we were all pretty terrified because we had no idea if he was running around we didn’t know where the shooting was coming from.”

Kelliher says she and other students in the class were on lockdown for about three hours and just waited it out.

Finally, police officers came and escorted them out of the campus. At that point, they saw the shooter’s body on the ground as they walked by the library.

Kelliher says there had been other threats in the school earlier this year, but she never thought anything like this would ever happen.

This was Kelliher’s first year at the school and she plans to return next year.

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