ATHENS – Police say an anonymous video threatening the safety of “American students” was posted by a social media user in Europe and there is no risk to Ohio University.
Authorities initially believed the threat was posted to a location-based social media app group connected to the university, prompting heightened security on the southeastern Ohio campus and closing six area school districts Friday. Investigators shared an image from the video that shows a hand holding a gun and the words: “Tomorrow American students will die. Some of u are ok. Don’t go to school tomorrow.” Officials said Friday afternoon the threat was posted by someone in Europe not affiliated with any group on the app called Yeti. Police commended the member of the Ohio University Yeti group who reported the threat.