Suspect arrested after social media threat at Michigan Tech University

(WXYZ) - A suspect was arrested on Thursday night after an anonymous threat toward Michigan Tech University was posted on the social media app Yik Yak.

According to University President Glenn Mroz, the threat was direct at members of "Michigan Tech's black community."

The university's department of public safety and police services immediately investigated the incident, and sent an e-mail alert to all students, faculty and staff.

Since then, Yik Yak has cooperated to help obtain information about the post and they have increased police presence on campus.

Also, The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is working with members of the black student association and others, and counseling services were made available for students.

“It's important to remember that we are a community and will not tolerate threats to any member of our family,” Mroz said.

According to Michigan Tech, the suspect is currently in the Houghton County Jail.

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