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.