Irvine, Calif., March 10, 2015 – Earlier today UC Irvine officials received a viable threat of violence associated with the recent controversy over the display of national flags in the lobby of student government offices. The campus is taking this threat seriously. As a result, the administration decided to cancel tonight’s meeting of the student-government Legislative Council. Student government leaders responsible for convening this meeting support this decision.
While the threat was not specific, the UCI Police Department has increased its security presence and alerted the campus, calling for increased vigilance and asking the campus community to report any suspicious activities. Continue reading