California State University Giving Final Exams Off-campus Due to Multiple Mass Shooting Threats

Some California State University students will be taking exams off-campus on Wednesday after the institution received multiple mass shooting threats.

California State University, Northridge, has offered off-campus exams to any students worried about their safety after two separate mass shooting threats were made against the university.

One student found a handwritten note on Monday that threatened a mass shooting, days after a racist mass shooting threat was discovered inked on a bathroom wall. The messages prompted the university to ask faculty to offer off-campus exam options, ABC News reported.

According to KABC-TV, an ABC owned and operated station in Los Angeles, the handwritten letter threatens to kill faculty members for "making students depressed." The bathroom message indicated a mass shooting would take place Wednesday, and was accompanied by the image of a swastika.

The Los Angeles Police Department has assisted campus police in investigating the threats. The campus will remain open for the time being, according to KABC.

"While law enforcement does not believe there is an imminent threat to campus, I recognize the extreme stress and anxiety the recent threats of violence have caused our community," Cal State, Northridge President Dianne Harrison said in a statement on Tuesday. "CSUN Police and partner law enforcement agencies continue to investigate the threats and maintain their increased patrols across campus.

"Hate has no place on this campus, and we are working to bring any perpetrators of these cowardly acts to justice," Harrison continued. "We are resolute in our duty to not allow these threats to derail our students' education. We make these accommodations entirely in the interest of our students and their success.

"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," freshman Denise King told KABC.

Student Preston Steinberg said: "I can't believe this is still continuing… 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."

California is still reeling from a mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks. Twelve people died in the attack at Borderline Bar and Grill in November, which was hosting a country music night frequented by local students. Dozens of survivors were also caught in the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest shooting, at which a gunman killed 58 people attending the country music festival.