ATLANTA — A first-year University of Georgia student has been arrested for allegedly making "terroristic threats" on the social media platform Yik Yak– an anonymous messaging app, according to UGA Police.
UGA Police Chief P. Daniel Silk said the student was taken into custody early Sunday morning after receiving information provided by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The student is from Virginia and was living in Brumby Hall, according to UGA Police.
Chief Silk said the student was taken to the Clarke County Jail.
“He has been removed from campus pending further disciplinary review later this week,” Chief Silk said. “Additionally, I can add that the university acted swiftly upon receiving the information from GBI. The safety and security of the campus community is always our top priority.”