NORTHRIDGE (CBSLA) — There will be a heavy police presence at Cal State Northridge Tuesday and a change in final exams after two threats in a week directed at the campus.
An expletive-filled letter was found at the university’s Redwood Hall Monday night, threatening to hurt faculty and students on Dec. 12, which happens to be Wednesday and the start of final exams. The note also threatened Northridge Academy High School, which is located on CSUN’s campus.
A part of the note said, “I’m killing as many —– as I possibly can. I have kids from NAHS that are going to do the same. He’s gonna give bullys (sic) what they deserve. Death.”
Some classes were canceled immediately after news of the threat spread, but school officials said the campus was not in imminent danger. LAUSD police, which oversees security for Northridge Academy, says they will also increase their presence on the high school campus.
As more students became aware of the threat, they took to social media to criticize the university’s response.
This is the second threat of violence against the university in a week. Last Wednesday, graffiti including a swastika and the threat of a mass shooting was found in a bathroom in Sierra Hall. Another incident of graffiti, including multiple swastikas and 121218, in reference to Wednesday’s date, were found scrawled on a bathroom wall two weeks ago.
On Tuesday morning, campus officials announced they were instructing all faculty with exams scheduled on Dec. 12 to provide alternative options for students that would not require their physical presence on the campus, which will remain open.
“We recognize that these threats have created an environment where students and other members of our campus community fear for their safety,” CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison said in a statement.