An arrest has been made in connection to recent social media threats that were made on a University of Missouri campus.
On Wednesday, a 19-year-old student was arrested for allegedly making terroristic threats to people on campus at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Hunter Park, a resident of St. Louis, was taken into campus police custody at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday at a residence hall located at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, according to the school. No weapons were found at the time of the arrest.
The threatening message was posted to YikYak — a social media app that lets users post photos and messages anonymously, the u
The message reads: “I’m going to stand my ground tomorrow and shoot ever black person I see.”
“Threats of violence of any kind are not tolerated,” Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader said in a statement. “As a campus, we are grateful that this situation did not escalate. I thank both of the police departments for their swift action in handling this case. As always, the safety of our students, faculty and staff is our utmost concern. “
Park was transported to the Boone County Jail in Columbia, Missouri.
The arrest comes after a night of tension from racially charged incidents happening on the University of Missouri campus.