Thu. Jun 30th, 2022

Classes will remain remote until Tuesday, spokesman Steve Ritea told CNN via email after they were moved online due to “threats sent to some members of our community,” the university tweeted late Monday.
A former lecturer and postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles sent e-mail threats to students and faculty members, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. Leaders of the school’s philosophy department, where the former teacher had worked, warned students and faculty about the threats to the department, according to emails from the department to students and faculty obtained by the Times.
At least 9 HBCUs receive bomb threats on the first day of Black History Month
The messages from the former lecturer included a link to his YouTube video and a manifesto outlining threats, UCLA’s student newspaper, the Daily Bruin, reported, citing messages from the philosophy department to students and faculty. It was not clear if the former speaker sent any direct threats of a mass shooting, the newspaper said.

“I would like to inform you that the UCLA Police Department is aware of an regarding email and notices sent to some members of the UCLA community today, and we are actively engaged in law enforcement outside the state and federal agencies at this time. We will update our Bruin community later tonight as we learn more, “UCLA Vice Chancellor Michael Beck said Monday night in an Instagram post.

“We do not have specific information that this person is in CA,” the school tweet said. “Out of an abundance of caution, all classes will be held externally Feb. 1. We will keep you updated.”

Monday was the first day UCLA students were on campus for personal learning after the Omicron coronavirus rise forced the university to move teaching online.
UCLA’s shift to distance learning came the same day that several historically black colleges and universities had to close or postpone teaching due to bomb threats. Tuesday is the first day of Black History Month.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated in the headline that the person who made the threats is remanded in custody. The person is under observation.


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