Emory University Student Arrested for Threatening to “Shoot Up” Campus

Credit: Morgue File

Credit: Morgue File

Emily Sakamoto, a 21-year old student at Emory University, has been arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot up the university’s Oxford Campus on the popular Yik Yak app.

The message reads: “I’m shooting up the school. Tomorrow. Stay in your rooms. The ones on the quad are the ones who will go first.”

A fellow student first alerted the police to the threat, showing an officer who was called to the campus a screenshot of the Yik Yak post. The anonymous post has already been deleted from the app, but the concerned student believed it was a “threat to Oxford college,” according to NewtownCitizen.com.

Sakamoto, a sophomore at the university, was reportedly still in custody at Newton County Jail on Monday. She faces felony charges for making terroristic threats, a conviction that could cost Sakamoto anywhere from sixty days to twenty years in federal prison.

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