UPDATE:

Email sent from CSUN to students.

Hello Everyone,

Basically, the math department decided to cancel our exam tomorrow.  Here is the email the coordinator sent to his class:

The University informed us that the final exams scheduled for Wednesday, December 12 are to be replaced by “alternative exam
options”, because of the concerns about security on campus.

The Department of Mathematics has made the decision about having the exam rescheduled for **Tuesday December 18, 12:45–2:45pm**
— the location on the exam room is TBA.

If you have concerns about the rescheduled date, particularly if you have a conflict with other exams, please let me know. The Mathematics
Department will try to make accommodations for students with schedule conflicts, within the limits of the room availability and proctoring time.

I understand that rescheduling the exam is never a great option, and it is really unfortunate that we have to do this now.

I hope that we will be able to overcome the difficulties (the scheduling ones, on top of the Calculus ones) and finish the semester on a positive
note.

That’s really all I know at this point.  I hope you all stay safe and let me know about any concerns.

Regards,

Cal State University Northridge (CSUN) police have increased patrols after a handwritten note threatening a mass shooting was found on campus.

The note was discovered Monday night by a student inside a classroom in Sierra Hall. The letter stated that a shooting will take place Wednesday at CSUN – which is the first day of finals. The note threatens to kill as many people possible.

The note also threatens to kill professors and teachers for “making students depressed.”

The note came to police’s attention at 10:44 p.m., according to CSUN Police Chief Anne P. Glavin.

Campus police are receiving assistance from the Los Angeles Police Department on the matter, and the investigation is in its early stages, Glavin said. CSUN police said it does not believe there is an “imminent threat” to the campus.

Regardless, school officials are taking precautions. Faculty members who are scheduled to give exams on Wednesday have been instructed to provide alternative examination options for their students that would not require students to be physically present on campus Wednesday, the university’s president, Dr. Dianne F. Harrison, said at a press conference.

Harrison added that the campus will remain open on Wednesday based on the threat assessment and current information from police. She encouraged employees who are affected to contact their supervisor.

“Sadly, the world in which we live requires we take threats of violence and expressions of hate seriously – even when there is no evidence to suggest that the threatened acts are likely to materialize,” Harrison said in an earlier statement.

The threat has students on edge.

“Every threat should be credible and taken into consideration and investigated and anything that can be done to stop it should be done, even if it’s not real,” said Denise King, a freshman.

King and her mother visited CSUN’s police station Tuesday morning looking for answers, angry at the lack of information and worried about safety.

King’s friends were at the Borderline Bar & Grill last month. She says she’ll stay away from campus this week.

“I can’t believe this is still continuing. They haven’t found the source of where it’s coming from. I just hope they find who it is. Luckily I don’t have class for the rest of week, but I do have a lot of friends who will be here for the rest of the week on campus, so I hope everything is OK and everyone stays safe,” said Preston Steinberg, a CSUN student.