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Troubling Story from the West Coast

A Boalt law student could be facing criminal charges after allegedly posting online threats toward Hastings:

UC Hastings officials were alerted on Wednesday afternoon of a blog post threatening a copycat murder-suicide in reference to the events at Virginia Polytechnic Institute Monday, said UC Hastings spokesperson Lorri Ungaretti.
“The threat did not specifically reference it, but it felt clear that that was what it was,” she said.
UC Hastings officials contacted the San Francisco Police Department as well as the San Francisco branch of the FBI, and cancelled classes for the rest of the day, Ungaretti said.
“The FBI investigated and found it was a student at Boalt and that it was a hoax,” she said. “Classes resumed as usual (on Thursday).”

Read the text of the threat, after the jump.

This article quotes the offending post, which appeared on

The message was headed, “Just decided not to do a murder-suicide copycat at Hastings Law” and was authored by a user called “Trustafarian,” who went on to write, “I went to bed all set for ‘Bloody Wednesday,’ but when I woke — to sun, to flowers in bloom — I just couldn’t bring myself to suit up. Maybe tomorrow; I hear rain’s in the forecast.”

Unsurprisingly, Boalt is “consulting with mental health professionals.”

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