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.
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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.