By Elisa C. Marques
Paris G. Lovett, a freshman MVC student, was arrested on Wednesday under suspicion of posting threats on the social media application Yik Yak.
According to an alert issued by the MVC Department of Public Safety, “an unknown individual threatened to physically harm other individuals in an unspecified manner.”
The College and the Marshall Police Department, working closely with the personnel from Yik Yak, investigated the incident and at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 18, Lovett was identified as a suspect and taken into custody by the local police for making terroristic threats.
According to a Marshall Police Department press release, the investigation has revealed this is an isolated incident and no other people were involved in the making of this threat.
Heath Morgan, Vice President for Student Affairs, said that it is not known yet for how long Lovett will be in custody. The probable cause statement is being prepared and will be forwarded to the Saline County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review and possible action.
Matheus Rodrigues, a freshman Agri-business major, said that he was surprised that Lovett was arrested.
“I would never imagine that,” he said. “He was always so nice and respectful toward me.”
Campus and law enforcement officials declined to release additional information at this time.