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Missouri Man Arrested For Posting Threats On Yik Yak Towards Mizzou Students

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The issues at Missouri continue to escalate, following the resignation of system president Tim Wolfe after a string of racially-charged incidents across the Columbia campus spurred large-scale protests by students. Things took a frightening turn on Tuesday night, when a local man posted terroristic threats towards black Mizzou students on the anonymous messaging app Yik Yak. Warning: some of the posts contain explicit language.

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Early this morning, a local 19-year-old man was arrested for allegedly making the threatening posts, though it has not yet been confirmed that he was the poster. According to reports, he is not a Mizzou student, and was not near campus when the messages were posted.

">@Mizzou students. He was never physically near campus

Have apprehended suspect who used multiple accts to threaten @Mizzou students. He was never physically near campus @MUalert

— R. Bowen Loftin (@bowtieger) November 11, 2015

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— R. Bowen Loftin (@bowtieger)

Have apprehended suspect who used multiple accts to threaten @Mizzou students. He was never physically near campus @MUalert

— R. Bowen Loftin (@bowtieger) November 11, 2015

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The school sent out this email to students this morning.

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We hope these issues pass, and Missouri proves to be a safe, inclusive place for all students soon enough. Please stay safe, everyone.