Another Yik Yak Threat Leads to Student Arrest

November 4, 2015

A student's alleged social media threat to shoot up California State University's Fresno campus on Monday was blowing off steam and he did not intend to carry out the plan -- but authorities plan to prosecute him nonetheless, The Fresno Bee reported. The student was barred from campus and kicked off the Fresno State football team after the incident, according to the university's main Twitter account. Police arrested Christian Pryor after he allegedly vowed on Yik Yak that he would “release his frustrations” over “dirty looks” and getting “rejected” by using a weapon at a specified time.

University officials said they did not believe the threat was real, but that they would pursue criminal charges nonetheless. “There’s no joke that’s funny about killing people,” David Huerta, the university's police chief, said at a news conference. “There’s no mistake about it when you write it down. It was an intentional and designed act. It caused terror on this campus.”

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