Early this morning the University of Missouri-Columbia Police Department in cooperation with the Missouri University of Science and Technology Police Department arrested Hunter M. Park, a Missouri S&T student, on allegations of making terroristic threats on social media.
“Threats of violence of any kind are not tolerated,” says Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader. “As a campus, we are grateful that this situation did not escalate. I thank both of the police departments for their swift action in handling this case. As always, the safety of our students, faculty and staff is our utmost concern.”
Tuesday evening MUPD was made aware of threats made on the anonymous social media platform Yik Yak and other social media sites. During its investigation, MUPD was able to trace the social media postings to Park. MUPD contacted Missouri S&T police for assistance with an arrest. At approximately 1:50 a.m., Park was arrested at Thomas Jefferson Residence Hall in Rolla for making terroristic threats. No weapons were found during the investigation. Park was transported to the Boone County Jail in Columbia, Missouri.
“We will take every threat seriously and act on them appropriately to protect our campus community,” Schrader says.