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Northwest Missouri State Student Arrested for Threats on Yik Yak

Nodaway County Sheriff's Office
Connor B. Stottlemyre

Police this morning at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo. apprehended a university student at his residence hall, the university said today

University police referred charges of making terroristic threats against 19-year-old Connor B. Stottlemyre. According to university spokesman Mark Hornickel, Stottlemyre threatened to harm black people over the social media application Yik Yak, and did not specify where he intended to do so. According to the Nodaway County Sheriff's Office, he is being held on a 24-hour investigation hold. 

This is the second arrest today involving racially charged threats made on Yik Yak. Earlier today, Hunter M. Park was arrested in Rolla, Mo., also for making terroristic threats over the app. The arrests come on the heels of days of turmoil on the University of Missouri - Columbia campus, sparked by a number of racists incidents. 

A curious Columbia, Mo. native, Bram Sable-Smith has documented mbira musicians in Zimbabwe, mining protests in Chile, and the St. Louis airport's tumultuous relationship with the Chinese cargo business. His reporting from Ferguson, Mo. was part of a KBIA documentary honored by the Missouri Broadcasters Association and winner of a national Edward R. Murrow Award. He comes to KBIA most recently from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine.
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