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A shooting threat posted to Yik Yak — a location-based, anonymous social media app — prompted student panic and a law enforcement presence on campus Monday afternoon.
“I’m going to shoot up this school today at noon. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Marianist first,” the post read.
Many students sheltered in place in classrooms, dining halls and the RecPlex, although no official protocol was put in place to do so. Some professors canceled classes, sent students home or put their classrooms on lockdown, according to students.
The believed source of the post is in the custody of UD Public Safety. There is no other known threat to campus, according to the university.
Here’s a timeline of events:
Monday, Nov. 7
10:56 a.m.- Threat is anonymously posted to Yik Yak
10:57 a.m.- Threat is picked up and students began sharing it across other social media
11:40 a.m.- Threat spreads across campus and some students report classes being canceled or being on lockdown
12:00 p.m.- The time detailed in the threat when the shooting was to take place
12:05 p.m.- Students see UD Public Safety and Dayton Police outside of Marianist Hall
12:06 p.m.- The university sends out an email announcing an investigation into the threat
12:50 p.m.- The university sends out another email informing students that a person was in custody
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