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Shooting threat investigated at UCLA, classes to be held remotely on Tuesday

LOS ANGELES — A video referencing a mass shooting and an 800-page manifesto by a former UCLA postdoctoral fellow and lecturer threatening department members has prompted the cancellation of in-person classes on Tuesday.

UCLA on social media advised the campus community of the threat Monday evening. Later, just before midnight, a university tweet said classes Tuesday would be held remotely “out of an abundance of caution.”

Videos posted to YouTube, which were later taken down, referenced the mass shooting in Las Vegas and the massacre at Columbine High School, ABC7 reported.

University police were investigating and NBC News reported the FBI has also been notified.

Some students appeared stunned by the news of the video and manifesto.

“It’s definitely hitting hard,” Kahlila Williams, a senior, told NBC 4.

City News Service contributed to this story.

Source: Orange County Register

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