UCLA Classes Cancelled after ‘Threatening’ Video by Former LEcturer – Los Angeles

After threats against UCLA’s campus and department members, the return to UCLA’s campus for in-person classes was canceled Tuesday morning.

UCLA police have been working with other agencies to collect more information on the threats and the person who sent them. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was also confirmed by NBC’s investigative team.

Nathan Robbins (a junior who spoke to NBCLA Monday night) said that threats included a video referencing a massacre. Robbins claims that Robbins’ girlfriend received an email containing a link to the video, from a former UCLA researcher.

“He emailed her old class with this weird threat, including like a link to a video about mass shooting with himself in it so— basically threatening to come shoot up the school,”Robbins spoke.

“It’s really terrifying, honestly,”He added.

Monday night, NBCLA received a statement from the school, saying university police are aware of  “a concerning email and posting sent to some members of the UCLA community today and actively engaged with out-of-state law enforcement and federal agencies.”

According to Los Angeles Times reportThe threatening emails, which were sent to UCLA to multiple people, also contained an 800-page manifesto that contained violent threats to certain individuals and racist language.

“I want to inform you that UCLA Police Department is aware of a concerning email and posting sent to some members of the UCLA community today,”In a statement to students, Michael Beck, the school’s administrative vice-chancellor, said that.

The post was then followed by another that stated that in-person classes at UCLA’s campus would be held remotely on Tuesday.

Students were shocked by the manifesto and video, and they expressed concern that they would have to wait for an official statement from school before being able to leave campus.

“It’s definitely hitting hard,” Kahlila Williams, a senior, told NBC 4 on Monday night. “I cannot, financially, miss my hours”She explained that she was at school and in her job. “It’s just like… it’s a conflicting decision. It’s just really hard.”


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