News: A professor at the University of California, Los Angeles asked her students to leave cover during a lockdown Wednesday and expose themselves to an active shooter situation in order to complete a final exam.
“This is what I will do, you can take the exam anywhere today, not in Boelter,” Professor Vivian Lew wrote to her students in an email obtained by Campus Reform. “Unfortunately, you need to take it between 11-11:50 Section 1A and 1 pm-1:50pm Section 1B.”
Meanwhile, thousands of terrified UCLA students were forced to take shelter in buildings while local authorities searched the campus for an active shooter, putting the school on lockdown for over two hours and prompting a massive police response.
Professor Lew even informed her students that she could not make it to the exam herself because her building was on lockdown.
“I am locked in my office now and cannot leave[;] my building is under lockdown,” she wrote.
Nonetheless, Lew encouraged her students to leave safety so that they could find a computer to complete their exams remotely.
“So leave this area if you are in [it] and find a computer. If you cannot take it at 11 am, I can reschedule you for 1 pm,” she ordered.
…The Tab notes that at least one other professor also refused to cancel final exams, at least initially, in an email sent at 11:30 a.m., more than an hour after the shooting was reported.
“I am not cancelling our final. Am not aware of other classes cancelling,” Professor Dahlia Zaidel wrote.