Amid concerns, Muslims excused from classes at Fresno State

Officials at Fresno State in California are recommending an excused absense for Muslim students on Friday, citing anti-Muslim demonstrations planned for Friday and Saturday, according to the university’s student newspaper, The Collegiate.

According to the report, Fresno State Provost Lynnette Zelezny sent an email to professors, recommending the excused absence. Some professors cancelled classes for Friday.

Fresno State spokesman Tom Uribes said there had been no specific to campus. He said university was "being proactive in order to make our students feel safe, which is essential to their success."