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Death Threats Made Against Black Students At University Of Missouri

Melee was reported on the campus of Mizzou  just one day after President Tim Wolfe’s resignation amidst demands that he take action against ongoing racism at the institution.

Racial tension reached a breaking point Tuesday when anonymous death threats against black students were made on the app YikYak…

and rumors swirled that the KKK had beens spotted throwing bricks on campus.

Those rumors were later debunked by the Mizzou Student Association President…

but a suspect has indeed been arrested for making the YikYak threats.

STL Today reports:

The University of Missouri Police Department has someone in custody suspected of posting threats on social media.

Mizzou tweeted early Wednesday morning that they apprehended an individual who posted threats on YikYak, an anonymous location-based app, and other social media.

Police did not release any details about the suspect arrested, including the person’s gender, age or hometown. Campus police Major Brian Weimer did not return messages Wednesday morning seeking comment.

The threats come after a tumultuous few days at the university after university system President Timothy Wolfe resigned Monday and, hours later, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin was forced out.

 

Sounds like there’s madness going on at Mizzou right now, we encourage the students to stay safe.

In addition to the YikYak threats, a terrified student reported being threatened and cornered by white men in a pickup truck.

Hit the flip for her frightening tweets.

Matt Hellman/Missourian via AP

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