California college investigating after second note threatening a mass shooting is found
Security at Cal State University Northridge (CSUN) is on alert after two notes threatening mass shootings were discovered on campus in one week.
Last Wednesday, hateful graffiti, including a swastika and the threat of a mass shooting on December 12, 2018, was discovered in a bathroom at the California college's Sierra Hall.
The latest threat came in the form of a handwritten letter, which was discovered early on Monday morning in a classroom at CSUN's Redwood Hall, KTLA reports.
The author of the expletive-filled note states intention to launch a deadly attack on campus on the same date mentioned in the first note, killing as many victims "as I possibly can."
The letter also suggests that the author has an accomplice at nearby Cal State Northridge Academy High School (NAHS) who will carry out a similar attack on Dec. 12.
"I have kids from NAHS that are going to do the same," the letter continues. "He's gonna give bullys (sic) what they deserve. Death."
"Hope y'all are ready to die," it adds.
The note then turns its attention to teachers and professors, saying they are "surely" going to die for "making students depressed" and giving them "b******t work that will never serve us good in life (sic)."
CSUN police and the Los Angeles Police Department are investigating both of the threatening messages, which they believe were written by two separate suspects.
CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison announced in a Tuesday statement that the campus will remain open on Wednesday and that scheduled finals will still take place despite the threats.
Harrison did mandate, however, that professors do not require students to be physically present on campus tomorrow to take their exams:
We recognize that these threats have created an environment where students and other members of our campus community fear for their safety. We are instructing all faculty who have examinations on December 12 to provide alternative examination options for their students that would not require students to be physically present on campus Wednesday. Faculty will be communicating specifics with students. The campus will remain open on Wednesday based on the threat assessment and current information gathered by law enforcement. Any employees who are affected are encouraged to contact their supervisor. Should the circumstances change, the status of the December 12th finals and campus services will be updated. Law enforcement officials continue to believe that there is no imminent threat to campus. We are working to bring any perpetrators of these cowardly acts to justice. Anyone with any information should contact CSUN Police immediately at 911 or 818-677-2111.