Student Arrested After Threatening Shooting At College On Social Media

In Georgia, a college student was arrested after posting on social media she planned a mass shooting at Oxford College of Emory University.

According to the Newton Citizen, Emory University police officers were notified about the post, found on anonymous messaging service Yik Yak, just after midnight on Sunday.

The message reportedly read,

I'm shooting up the school. Tomorrow. Stay in your rooms. The ones on the quad are the ones who will go first.

The post was deleted soon after -- but not before a student could show it to another student who took a screenshot.

A police incident report stated even though the post did not name a specific institution, the first student believed he uncovered "a threat to Oxford College," a two-year institution owned by Emory University.

An investigation found the post came from 21-year-old Oxford College sophomore Emily Hikari Sakamoto, who is originally from New York.

Emory University police arrested Sakamoto at her Oxford residence before 4 pm on Sunday. Daily Mail reports Sakamoto admitted to posting the message, and she was charged with making terrorist threats and acts, which is a felony in Georgia.

Officials from Emory University issued a statement about the arrest. The statement reportedly said,

Emory University is committed to providing a safe environment for all community members and will take swift and appropriate action to maintain the security of the campus community.

Sakamoto was said to still be in police custody at Newton County Jail on Monday.

Citations: Police: Oxford College student threatens to 'shoot up' the campus (Newton Citizen), 'The ones on the quad will go first': Female student, 21, arrested for threatening mass shooting at Emory University campus (Daily Mail)