Muslim students excused from attending class at Fresno State on Friday

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Muslim students are excused from attending class at Fresno State today at the request of the university provost.

A Fresno State spokesperson says the school took action after learning of potential national threats today against Muslim students. While there haven't been any threats locally, Fresno State is taking precautionary measures -- but classes have not been canceled.


"We were made aware of national concerns Thursday evening indicating potential threats across the country on Friday against Muslim students. We are taking the precautionary step of allowing our Muslim students to be excused from classes on Friday. It is not necessary for faculty to cancel classes entirely.

"While we do not know of any threats locally, we are aware there are concerns elsewhere and we are being proactive in order to make our students feel safe, which is essential to their success."

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