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|June 2, 2020|
Threat on social media against UC Riverside brings arrest
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – There are several media reports that campus police at UC Riverside have arrested a person early Friday who threatened to carry out a shooting at the university.
The threat, which was sent through the social media platform Snapchat, was brought to the attention of campus police shortly before 12:30 a.m.
“I’m shooting up UC Riverside tomorrow. 1st Black school shooter going down in History,” the message read.
The threat was shared on social media by several students who posted it in an effort to warn their classmates.
The threat was not carried out.
Arrested later was Matthew Jeremiah Woolridge, 24, police said in a news release. He was arrested on suspicion of criminal threats.
Story Date: May 16, 2019