Honors Student Arrested for Threatening to 'Shoot Up' Her College Campus
A college honors student was arrested Sunday in Georgia after police say she threatened to "shoot up" the campus.
“Emory University Police arrested an Oxford College student on Sunday, Oct. 11, and charged her with making terrorist threats against the university as a result of a social media message that she posted early this morning," police told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Emily Sakamoto, 21, posted the following threat on the anonymous messaging service YikYak:
“I’m shooting up the school. Tomorrow. Stay in your rooms. The ones on the quad are the ones who will go first.”
The post was immediately deleted, but other students screen-grabbed the message and called police.
Sakamoto was booked on a felony charge of making terroristic threats and acts. She was reportedly still in custody as of Monday afternoon.
The threat comes just weeks after a gunman killed nine people and wounded nine others at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.