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Report: Fresno State Wideout Threatened A Mass Shooting On Campus Via Social Media

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Update: Fresno State has dismissed the freshman wide receiver. 

Earlier: An 18-year-old walk-on freshman football player at Fresno State was arrested Monday after allegedly posting a threat on Yik Yak, a popular social media messaging app. Christian Malik Pryor, who joined the team ahead of this season, reportedly posted that he would "release his frustrations" at 3:00 PM Monday with an M4 carbine, which, in essence, is an assault rifle. Fresno State announced at 2:28 PM that Pryor had been arrested.

Here's the original post on Yik Yak. According to the Fresno Bee, police were able to get a confession from Pryor.

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Fresno State kept its students updated via both Twitter and email.

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The Fresno Beespoke with Fresno State head coach Tim DeRuyter regarding the situation.

“Chris Pryor is a walk-on freshman for us this year,” Fresno State football coach Tim DeRuyter said following Monday’s practice. “I don’t know the results of what his conversation was with the police, and subsequent to that we’ve had a press conference here on campus while we were out here at practice. I don’t know any more details than that, since I’ve been out here.”

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