Amid Threats, California State Allows Off-Campus Exam for Students
The California State University has given its students an off-campus option to appear in final exams as the school continues to reel under the fear of two mass shooting threats.
The university officials have asked the students who don’t feel safe coming to campus to contact their supervisors for making alternative arrangements.
“This decision was made in consultation with CSUN’s Faculty Senate Executive Committee,” the school said in a statement.
“Students should contact their instructors to request alternative arrangements. Any student requesting such an accommodation will not be subject to any instructor-imposed penalty.”
On December 5, the campus police found hateful and racist messages threatening a mass shooting written on the walls of several academic buildings. On December 10, a handwritten note was found in Redwood Hall that threatened the university and Northridge Academy High School.
“The last several days have been incredibly difficult for the CSUN family as we have endured the strain of a threatened mass shooting, as well as sickening statements and anti-Semitic and racist symbols of hate,” university President Dianne F. Harrison said in a statement.
“The determination by CSUN Police and their law enforcement partners, at this time, remains that this threat is
The university police have also increased patrols, while the law enforcement officials continue to maintain that there is no imminent threat to campus.