In wake of UCSB tragedy, CSUB 'prepared as anyone'

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) People in the Isla Vista community and on the University of California, Santa Barbara campus are mourning in the wake of a rampage that left six students dead and 13 others injured.

Elliot Rodger, 22, apparently shot himself to death after a shootout with deputies, authorities said.

Tuesday, Eyewitness News took the campus security concerns to California State University, Bakersfield.

"I don't feel like the UCSB campus could have done anything to prevent that, because it was the individual and his feelings," said CSUB student Valarie Petela.

Several others students expressed a high sense of safety and security on campus.

"It's pretty secure," said sophomore Nicole Nalupa.

CSUB Police Chief Marty Williamson works hard to maintain security on his campus.

"We are as prepared as anyone can be when you are talking about being reactive, because you just don't know the total situation," the police chief said Tuesday.

Williamson said they are prepared for a range of emergencies, including an active-shooter scenario.

"If somebody did that, it would be safe to say we could engage them in about 90 seconds to two minutes," Williamson said.