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Texas A&M University Student Arrested After Yik Yak Threat

by Alexander Smith /  / Updated 
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

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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.

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

"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.

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