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Although the threats were posted anonymously, the social media cooperated with police and identified Hunter M. Park, who has been studying computer science at MS&T, as the author of the posts.
The posts, which were on a social media known as Yik Yak, allegedly said: “I’m going to stand my ground tomorrow & shoot every black person I see.” . . . “We’re waiting for you at the parking lots.” . . . “We will kill you.”
Park was arrested by campus police at the Rolla campus in Phelps County on Wednesday afternoon and subsequently was transported to Boone County. He is charged with terroristic threatening, according to a Boone County official. Park is expected to be arraigned either Thursday or Friday before Judge Kimberly Shaw. The sophomore is from the relatively affluent St. Louis suburb of Lake St. Louis.
This comes on the heels of the resignation Monday of University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe on Monday after being accused of being soft on racial abuse.
The pressure to get rid of the University President Tim Wolfe mounted when the Mizzou Tigers football team and its coach Gary Pinkel refused to practice for the upcoming game Saturday against the Brigham Young University (BYU) Cougars from Provo, Utah, at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium unless Wolfe was removed. Observers said University of Missouri stood to lose at least $1 million if it did not play that game.
Mizzou Tigers Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel Friday afternoon announced he would resign as head coach effective Dec. 31, 2015, unless a new head coach is named before that.
Pinkel, 63, based the decision on the continued diagnosis of his having non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer of the blood.
To view the official University of Missouri Athletics post containing Pinkel’s comments along with comments by Mizzou Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades, click HERE.
The Mizzou Tigers football team Saturday defeated the Brigham Young University (BYU) Cougars 20-16 Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
The Tigers scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to the Cougars 6 points in the final quarter. Mizzou is now 5-5 overall, and BYU is 7-3.
Mizzou next plays the Tennessee Volunteers Nov. 21 in Columbia.
The Volunteers now are 6-4 after defeating the North Texas Mean Green 24-0 Saturday.