Social media threats at Mizzou spark investigation, increased campus security

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COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri says it is investigating threats made on social media and has increased security on campus.

A post Tuesday night on the college’s website says campus police are “aware of social media threats” and are investigating. The post doesn’t indicate the nature of the threats.

Campus police Capt. Brian Weimer tells The Associated Press additional officers are on campus.

A university spokesman couldn’t immediately be reached for further comment.

If you’re concerned for a student or loved one’s safety, get the most up-to-date information from MU Alert. The information center tweeted late on Tuesday night that no threat to campus existed.