Suspect Arrested in Social Media Threats at U. of Missouri
No weapons were found during the investigation, the university said. Rolla is about 94 miles south of Columbia.
Threats of violence toward black students had raised concerns Tuesday night, as the school remained tense following the the toppling of the school’s leadership over racist campus incidents.
Park, a white male, was charged with making the alleged terrorist threat on the anonymous social media app Yik Yak.
Someone posting on Yik Yak threatened to “shoot every black person I see” on Wednesday. Others tweeting from the university’s Columbia campus said people used racial epithets as they drove around the school, and a group of men walking with bandannas covering their faces yelled racial slurs at black students.