A Benedictine College freshman has been charged for allegedly posting a threatening message Tuesday night on social media.
According to Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson, 18-year-old Colleen A. Carey from, Colorado is charged with a felony for aggravated criminal threat.
As we previously reported, Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, was placed on alert Tuesday night after receiving word of a threat to the college community.
In a posting on Facebook, college officials said they became aware of the threat on the anonymous social media Web site Yik Yak. That’s the same site used for recent campus threats at Mizzou and Northwest Missouri State.
Officials say additional posts indicated that the original threat against Benedictine was a hoax.
Wilson decline to confirm what was actual posted but said it was serious and both the college and authorities took action.
They locked the dormitories, added security personnel, increased campus patrols, and remained on alert status overnight. Classes were expected to resume as scheduled on Wednesday.
Wilson said Carey is scheduled to make her first court appearance this afternoon.