Student suspected of threats identified as NWMSU freshman

| November 11, 2015
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Nwmsu-adminUPDATE: (11/11/15) MARYVILLE, Mo. — Students and faculty at Northwest Missouri University are on high alert after apparent threats posted on social media.

2:45 p.m. — Officials at Northwest Missouri State University have identified the individual believed to be responsible for this morning’s threats.

Freshman Connor B. Stottlemyre, 19, is suspected of posting threatening posts to the social media host Yik Yak. Police believe Stottlemyre may be connected to other threats made online. Stottlemyer was taken into custody Wednesday morning in Dietrich Hall on campus at Northwest.

An investigation is ongoing.

1:38 p.m. — Northwest Missouri State University officials have released a statement to the public in regards to Wednesday morning’s threats on campus.

A male student was taken into custody around 11:00 a.m. at his residence hall. Police received reports of violent threats made against students at the University that were posted on Yik Yak. Police issued an email notification to faculty and students around 8:30 a.m.

The student remains in police custody at this time, though no charges have yet been filed. An identification still has not been released.

12:40 p.m. — University Police at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville have a suspect in custody.

Police made students, staff and faculty aware of apparent threats made on social media early Tuesday morning.

University officials say a suspect has been taken into custody. The suspect is believed to be connected to a number of recent threats. The suspect’s identity has not been released at this time.

10:43 a.m. — University Police on campus at Northwest Missouri State University are investigating apparent threats posted to social media.

Police have not released the nature of the threats. Students, staff and faculty were made aware of the situation Wednesday morning.

An investigation is ongoing.

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