Threats Over Anti-Asian Rant May Force UCLA Student To Skip Exams
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police are warning a now-infamous UCLA student to take extra precautions after she received death threats in response to her online anti-Asian rant.
Alexandra Wallace has apologized for her “Asians in the library on cell phones” rant that was posted on YouTube just hours after that massive earthquake hit Japan.
But as KNX 1070′s John Brooks reports, since the video debuted online, death threats have flooded Wallace’s email and telephone.
Chancellor Gene Block says the comments in the video do not represent the views of the UCLA community.
An anonymous poster leaked details of where Wallace would be taking finals, prompting police to advise her to reschedule for her safety in light of the death threats.
Police at the university are investigating the threatening calls and e-mails.
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