Authorities investigating new mass shooting threat at Cal State Northridge

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Police at Cal State University Northridge are investigating a new mass shooting threat to the university after a message was found on campus overnight. 

In a note found by a student, the new threat claims a shooting will happen Wednesday at CSUN, according to KABC. 

The note allegedly threatens to kill as many people as possible and also threatens killing professors and teachers for “making students depressed.”

In a statement issued to university students and staff, president Dr. Dianne F. Harrison said “there is no evidence to suggest that the threatened acts are likely to materialize.”

“The determination by CSUN Police and their law enforcement partners, at this time, remains that this threat is not credible. However, police continue to vigorously investigate. Further, out of an abundance of caution and to demonstrate our deep and sincere commitment to safety, I want to inform you that this week you will see CSUN Police and our law enforcement partners be even more visible across campus,” the statement continues. 

In the latest tweet from CSUN’s Twitter account, officials say they are aware of the threatening note and authorities are continuing to investigate. 

>> Click here to read the full statement. 

This isn’t the first threatening note that’s been discovered at the university. 

Last week, a student discovered graffiti the university’s Sierra Hall that read, “Mass shooting in Sierra Hall 12/12/18.” There was a swastika at the end of that message. 

Images of the graffiti and letter have widely circulated on social media, with many people calling on the university to take the threat seriously, and others warning to stay away from campus until the investigation is complete. 

Check back for updates. 



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