An April 28 hearing has been scheduled to determine whether a preliminary injunction should be issued against two men who have allegedly barged into USC classrooms during live lectures and created disturbances they record for YouTube videos.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant issued a temporary restraining order against Ernest Kanevsky and Yuguo Bai, barring them from campus as well as any other university-owned properties in Los Angeles County. Kanevsky and Bai did not appear in court and neither could be reached for comment.
USC attorneys stated their reason for seeking the order in court papers filed Thursday.
“Simply put, there is no public benefit to terrorizing students to the point where they are running out of lecture halls for fear of their lives through the perpetration of prank classroom takeovers in order to garner a handful of likes on YouTube,” USC lawyers stated in court papers urging the judge to issue a temporary restraining order against the pair.