Another Racist Threatens to Massacre Black Students, This Time in Michigan
For the fourth time in the past week, after three separate incidents at the University of Missouri, someone has been arrested on a college campus for threatening to kill black people on the popular chat app, Yik Yak. This time, the threat occurred at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI, a small community near Lake Superior.
The suspect, who remains unidentified, was taken into custody Thursday night by the University's Department of Public Safety and Police services after they spotted a post on Yik Yak that read, "Going to kill all black people."
“It’s important to remember that we are a community and will not tolerate threats to any member of our family,” Michigan Tech president Glenn D. Mroz said in a statement, according to the Detroit News. “It’s time we watch out for one another.”
School officials were quick to offer counseling at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to anyone who needed it.
According to WZZM, Yik Yak has pledged to help investigators find the sources of these threats. It's unclear who actually spotted the threat first, a student or authorities.
Yik Yak is extremely popular on college campuses due to its geo-specific criteria (only people on the campus can post and respond) and its anonymity. But, as authorities and Yik Yak continue to point out, just because it's anonymous to others doesn't make it anonymous to those seeking to investigate criminal threats. Racists have evidently not gotten this message.
h/t Raw Story