Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Another Threat: Connor Stottlemyre Vows to "Shoot Any Black People," Cops Say

Posted By on Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 6:24 PM

Connor Stottlemyre, 19, is suspected of making threats on social media at Northwest Missouri State University, authorities say. - IMAGE VIA NODAWAY COUNTY JAIL
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  • Connor Stottlemyre, 19, is suspected of making threats on social media at Northwest Missouri State University, authorities say.
A 19-year-old college student in Missouri threatened to “shoot any black people” in a disturbing social media post, authorities said.

Connor Stottlemyre of Blue Springs was taken into custody by Northwestern Missouri State University Police on Wednesday morning — just hours after another 19-year-old was busted in Rolla for threatening to shoot black people at the University of Missouri.

"I'm going to shoot any black people tomorrow, so be ready,” Stottlemyre allegedly wrote early Wednesday on Yik Yak.

See Also: Mizzou Police Take Hunter M. Park Into Custody After Social Media Threat

Another Northwestern student flagged university police, who arrested Stottlemyre about 11 a.m. in his dorm at Perrin Hall on the Maryville campus. Cops didn’t find any weapons in the room, university spokesman Mark Hornickel told the Riverfront Times.

Stottlemyre’s arrest followed the capture of Hunter Park, who was picked up after similarly chilling messages were posted on Yik Yak.

“I’m going to stand my ground tomorrow and shoot every black person I see,” said one.

Park is a sophomore at Missouri School of Science and Technology in Rolla. 

It’s not clear if the threat attributed to Connor is tied to the unrest at Mizzou, where the university system’s president and chancellor announced on Monday they would step down amid protests over racism on campus.

“We really don’t know the answer,” Hornickel said. “We don’t know what his motivation was.”

We welcome tips and feedback. Email the author at doyle.murphy@riverfronttimes.com or follow on Twitter at @DoyleMurphy.


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