(WLTX) --- Each year, the USC athletic training program sends a delegation to New England to assist with the Boston Marathon, but on this day, the students had to deal with the horrors of a bombing that left casualties.

One person who is familiar with the group of Clint Haggard, the head athletic trainer for football. Haggard did have some communication with the group which has shifted its focus from treatingthe normal marathon injuries and illness to helping Boston's first responders treat as many of the victims as possible.

Haggard says he received "the obligatory 'we're okay" text but understands the team is literally in a war zone where treating those who are hurting takes precedence over everything.