The female subject was officially taken into police custody after a campus-wide search this afternoon.
MUPD Chief Doug Schwandt said that sending out each MU Alert emergency message is an individual decision.
MUPD Chief Doug Schwandt: "Using evidence from surveillance cameras, we interviewed Courtney Chancellor, and she confessed that she had reported the crime falsely."
The 22-year-old man was apprehended Thursday afternoon.
The shooting took place at the same time as an Omega Psi Phi event. No injuries were reported.
A communications operator and an alert supervisor are at the MUPD office 24/7 to take in, evaluate and respond to threats when necessary.
A 1:02 a.m. MU Alert post: “Witnesses were able to provide a license plate number to police. No description of the individual is available at this time.”
Three people have since been arrested in connection with threats on Yik Yak.
While both are intended to inform the public, news releases are intended for the media.
Students and faculty all need to be willing to help facilitate change when it comes to safety on campus.
The review was spurred by the April 19 bomb threat.