Former Student Of Missouri University (Hunter M. Park) Was Arrested For Posting Online Threats To Shoot Black Students At Howard University
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The FBI and local authorities are investigating an apparent death threat against students at Howard University, a spokesman for the school says.
The unconfirmed threat appeared on Twitter early Thursday in the form of an anonymous, racist rant seeking to connect the recent upheaval at the University of Missouri with Howard, the nation’s oldest historically black college or university.
The University released a statement Thursday afternoon that was posted to their official Twitter page.
|Police At Howard University|
This is an ongoing investigation," the statement read. "However, in an abundance of caution, the University has increased security on campus and at area metro stations.
We strongly encourage the campus community and our neighbors to stay vigilant and to report any suspicious activity.
If you see something, say something and contact Howard University Department of Public Safety at 202-806-1100 or the District of Columbia Metro Police Department at 202-727-9099."
Sources tell reports the motive behind the apparent threat is unclear. Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the FBI or police in Washington D.C.
|University of Missouri|
Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla confirmed that 19-year-old Hunter M. Park is a student there.
He was arrested Wednesday at a residence hall on the Rolla campus. The school says no weapons were found.Park was taken by University of Missouri police to Columbia, where he is jailed.
"We had additional officers on patrol last night and the campus remained safe," Major Brian Weimer said in a statement. "We investigated a number of reports and tips and take every one of them seriously."
Boone County's chief sheriff's deputy, Maj. Tom Reddin, said Park is scheduled to be arraigned about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, likely by closed-circuit video from the county jail where he is being held without bond. Park is charged with felony making a terroristic threat.
In addition, a 19-year-old Northwest Missouri State University student from Blue Springs has been charged with two counts of making a terrorist threat.