Young woman arrested after threatening university over Yik-Yak: police

A young woman at Emory University in Atlanta has been arrested after allegedly making terrorist threats against the campus on Sunday.

Emory University Police arrested Emily Sakamato on charges of making terroristic threats after she allegedly posted a social media message that read: “I’m shooting up the school. Tomorrow. Stay in your rooms. The ones on the quad are the ones who will go first,” according to a CBS46 report.

The threat was made on a social network called Yik-Yak, which is supposedly anonymous and collects posts based on location.

Emory University said in a statement that it “is committed to providing a safe environment for all community members and will take swift and appropriate action to maintain the security of the campus community.”

Sakamoto admitted to posting the threat when she was arrested, police say, but there hasn’t been any indication as to why she did it. She was later released from the Newton County Jail.



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