UGA police looking for person responsible for threat

UGA Chief of Police Jimmy Williamson says police are still searching for the person responsible for posting a threat on social media today that shut down part of campus around the Miller Learning Center. Williamson says they got multiple reports of a threat posted on social media, but would not say exactly what the site was. Grady Newsource was able to confirm independently that the threat was posted on the app Yik Yak. The company said in a statement:

“As all social app platforms have experienced, the threat of misuse of this nature is often unavoidable and it’s important that app makers identify and respond to each instance immediately to address these types of posts. In addition to monitoring traffic for misuse and/or harmful posts, Yik Yak makes a point to work with law enforcement and other officials when a post is violent in nature. In this instance, Yik Yak is working alongside the local police department to identify the location of the user and help with the investigation.”

UGA police is asking anyone who has information on the event to contact them at 706-542-2200





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