Posts from Mizzou students across a variety of social media platforms reflected a campus in turmoil on Tuesday night and into the early hours of Wednesday morning.
On Facebook, student body president Payton Head warned that the KKK had been spotted on campus, advising students to stay away from the windows in residential halls. The student government demanded that the administration cancel classes.
new FB post from Mizzou student association president, who was previous source of "confirmed KKK sighting" rumor pic.twitter.com/1IXKAO0kJV— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) November 11, 2015
(The first part of this message would appear to be a reference to Umpqua Community College shooter Chris Harper-Mercer, who is believed to have written a similar message on the 4chan message board /r9k/: “Some of you guys are alright, don’t go to school tomorrow.”)
Also on Tuesday, a threat was called in to a meeting between the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus and members of the group Concerned Student 1950 at the Black Culture Center, ABC 17 News reports. The building was locked down and MUPD is investigating the call.