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Texas A&M University Student Arrested After Yik Yak Threat

Texas A&M University student Christopher Louis Bolanos-Garza was detained after police allegedly traced a threat posted on Yik Yak to his cellphone.
Christopher Louis Bolanos-Garza
Texas A&M University student Christopher Louis Bolanos-Garza, who was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of making a "terroristic threat" after police allegedly traced a message posted on Yik Yak back to his cellphone.Brazos County Judicial Records

A student was arrested Tuesday for making a "terroristic threat" after a social media post warning people to stay off Texas A&M's campus was traced back to his cellphone, police said.

Texas A&M University student Christopher Louis Bolanos-Garza, who was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of making a "terroristic threat" after police allegedly traced a message posted on Yik Yak back to his cellphone.Brazos County Judicial Records

"THIS IS NOT A JOKE! DON'T GO TO CAMPUS BETWEEN 7 AND 730 THIS WILL BE MY ONLY WARNING," the message on anonymous service Yik Yak read, according to a statement from the Texas A&M University Police Department.

Investigators obtained an emergency subpoena and issued it to Yik Yak, which then provided a cellphone number, officials said.

Christopher Louis Bolanos-Garza, 21, of Humble, Texas, was arrested on the College Station campus at 6:54 p.m. He was taken to the Brazos County Detention Center where he was being held without bond as of late Tuesday.

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Yik Yak is an app popular on college campuses because its anonymous messages can be read within an extremely localized radius, effectively creating nameless community message boards.

Christopher Nelson contributed.