December 14, 2018 at 11:40 am PDT | by Karen Ocamb
CSUN: No threat to LGBTQ Student Pride Centre

Cal State Northridge police have been scrambling to calm frightened students on the San Fernando campus as they investigate a series of violent threats, the latest apparently against the University’s LGBTQ Pride Centre early Wednesday morning. It marks the third threat facing CSUN in the past few weeks, with no explanation, CBSLA reported.

On Dec. 5, graffiti, including a swastika and the threat of a mass shooting, was found in a bathroom in Sierra Hall. The graffiti number “121218” is believed to be a reference to Wednesday’s date.

Lupe LLerenas @LupeLLerenas tweeted: “I really hope this is all a bad joke but if you know anyone who attends #CSUN please RT/share! #CalStateNorthridge

Then on Monday night an expletive-filled letter was found at the university’s Redwood Hall, threatening to hurt faculty and students on Wednesday—the start of final exams. The note also threatened Northridge Academy High School, which is located on CSUN’s campus.

The university sent an advisory statement out Wednesday to students letting them know that officials were aware of the latest threat targeting the Pride Center.

In an advisory tweet sent out Thursday morning, the university wrote: “Police investigated the social media post that involved the @CSUNPrideCenter and contacted the students who were involved in sending the initial message of concern. CSUN Police have determined that there is no threat to the Pride Center.

Reporting by KCBS Los Angeles and the staff of the Los Angeles Blade. CSUN image courtesy the university. 

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