Missouri campus police investigating threat calling for black students to 'stop protesting and start killing'


COLUMBIA, Missouri — University of Missouri campus police are investigating a tweet encouraging violence, Yahoo Sports has learned.

"#Mizzou black students need to stop protesting and start killing," the tweet reads. "The white supremacy made it clear they aint hearing it."


Yahoo Sports received a screenshot of the tweet, which is from a protected account, meaning only confirmed followers can access the person's complete profile. The person joined Twitter in 2009, indicating that it is not a new account.

That was one in a series of tweets from Charlea F.:


A police officer on campus confirmed that the tweet will be reviewed, and another officer said the department is "looking into most of those." She did not say how many incendiary communications the police have seen.

A 19-year-old from Rolla, Mo., was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of terrorism in connection with social media threats made Tuesday against black students on the University of Missouri campus.

Campus was mostly quiet and relatively unpopulated on Wednesday after the threats were investigated. Some classes were canceled. Early in the afternoon, the official account of the university tweeted a message saying, "Mizzou leadership hears your concerns and condemns threats made against our community."