Police presence on MU campus in response to social media threats
COLUMBIA - In response to various social media threats, there was an increased police presence on the MU campus Tuesday night.
Multiple KOMU 8 reporters said the campus has been relatively quiet, but there are various law enforcement agencies present.
Two MU Police vehicles, five state highway patrolmen and a MU Security truck were reported at Speaker's Circle.
MUPD says the #ConcernedStudent1950 campsite moved inside mainly because of storms forecasted for Wednesday and the threat is a secondary factor. The campsite was completely taken down by Tuesday night.
Social media has been a buzz amongst MU students with videos and posts circulating of a man in Speaker's Circle yelling racist comments. Others posted screenshots of the social media posts threatening campus violence.
Following investigation by MUPD and other law enforcement officials, a tweet was sent out via MU Alert shortly after 9 p.m. stating that there was, "no immediate threat to campus."
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[Editor's note: This story has been updated with the latest information and for clarity and grammar.]