Tuesday, October 13, 2015

'The ones on the quad will go first': 21-yr-old Female Student, arrested for threatening mass shooting at Emory University campus

Emily Sakamoto arrested for Emory University Oxford campus 'shooting threat'

Emily Sakamoto faces felony charges of making terroristic threats and acts. The message (right), posted on Yik Yak, read: 'I'm shooting up the school. Tomorrow. Stay in your rooms.' Police said the sophomore student has admitted to writing the post and remained in custody at Newtown County Jail on Monday.

Authorities became aware of the post from a student who took a....
screenshot of the threat before it was deleted.
Police were notified of the post after an officer was called to the Jolley Residential Center, which consists of four dormitory halls on the north side of the campus' quad, early Sunday morning.

According to source, a student showed the officer a screenshot of the Yik Yak post and said he came across what he believed was 'a threat to Oxford college,' according to the incident report obtained by Newtown Citizen

The anonymous post, which did not specifically name Emory University or Oxford College, had already been deleted from the app before officers became aware of it, police said.

Sakamoto, a sophomore, was still in custody at Newtown County Jail on Monday, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Oxford College Dean Stephen Bowen sent an email to students on Sunday night notifying them a sophomore had been arrested for threatening 'indiscriminate acts of violence' on the campus.

Less students were on campus at the time of the threat due to the school's fall break. Classes will resume at the school on Wednesday. 

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