UCLA department cancels in-person classes after apparent mass shooting threat: report

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UCLA department cancels in-person classes after apparent mass shooting threat: report

LOS ANGELES—A former lecturer at UCLA appeared to post a troubling video and a manifesto that referenced race and a mass shooting-- prompting the u

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LOS ANGELES—A former lecturer at UCLA appeared to post a troubling video and a manifesto that referenced race and a mass shooting– prompting the university’s philosophy department to cancel in-person classes on Tuesday, according to a report.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the former postdoctoral fellow and lecturer is accused of sending an 800-page manifesto with threats toward people at the school. The paper, which said it reviewed a portion of the email to the philosophy department, reported that the former lecturer is accused of referencing race and wrote, “da war is comin. forward dis [explitive] to our tha goldhead caucasoid princess.”

The campus of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

The campus of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

The school did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News. Its official Twitter account said the school’s police department is “aware of a concerning email and posting sent to some members of the UCLA community today and actively engaging with out-of-state law enforcement and federal agencies.”

Royce Hall on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images).

Royce Hall on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images).

The paper named the former lecturer, but Fox News was unable to independently verify the identity. The report said there was a video posted on YouTube Sunday night titled, “UCLA PHILOSOPHY (MASS SHOOTING).” 

The clip contained footage from the 2017 shooting in Las Vegas and a movie that the paper said was “loosely based on the Columbine High School mass shooting.”

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Some apparent students took to social media to express their dismay that the entire school did not cancel classes at its Westwood campus.

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