Missouri S&T sophomore Hunter Park’s trial by jury 9 a.m. May 5 in Boone County Circuit Court.
Yik Yak threats spurred more than a dozen investigations on campuses in 2015 alone.
MU Police Department arrested Park who allegedly posted on the anonymous social media platform two threats which sparked widespread panic on MU’s campus.
Three people have since been arrested in connection with threats on Yik Yak.
MUPD officer Dustin Heckmaster: “I asked if he was quoting the Umpqua shooting; he replied, ‘mmhmm.’ I asked why he had quoted the phrase; Hunter replied, ‘I don’t know, I just … deep interest.’”
Head apologized for posting on Facebook that the KKK had been sighted at MU.
“You could feel that there was pain and tension in the air,” sophomore Claire Papp said.
This is not the first time Yik Yak has been a part of a campus safety issue.
Suspect arrested for Yik Yak threats Hunter M. Park is a 19-year-old student at Missouri Science and Technology.
“Some of you are alright,” the first yak said. “Don’t go to campus tomorrow.”
The Chief of Police spoke with the Black Culture Center earlier today.