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

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

Die Los Angeles Times reports that the former postdoc and lecturer has been accused of sending out an 800-page manifesto threatening people at the school. The newspaper, which said it checked part of the email to the philosophy department, reported that the former lecturer has been accused of reference to race, writing: “There’s a war coming [explitive] to our golden-haired Caucasian princess.”

The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) campus on Friday, January 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. The official Twitter account said the school’s police department was “aware of a concerning email and post sent to some members of the UCLA community today and is actively cooperating with foreign law enforcement and federal agencies.”

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

The newspaper named the former lecturer, but Fox News could not independently verify the identity. According to the report, a video titled “UCLA PHILOSOPHY (MASS SHOOTING)” was posted to YouTube on Sunday night.

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


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


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