STORY BY COURTNEY FISHMAN
The Des Moines Police Department (DMPD) arrested first-year student Michael Crisp for sending threatening messages circulating Yik Yak yesterday.
A second timely warning from Drake’s Department of Public Safety was sent out earlier this morning to students, faculty and staff.
The email explained the joint effort of the DMPD and DPS investigating the campus threat.
“Crisp, an 18-year-old Drake student, admitted sending the threats when confronted and was arrested. He is charged with 1st degree harassment and was booked into the Polk County Jail around 3:00 am this morning,” according to a press release from the Des Moines Police.
Crisps’ threats included that “Columbine will look like child’s play compared to what I’m going to do,” and that he had access to “top-tier guns.”
The Drake student was identified through the tracking of IP addresses with the help of the Student Life Center and the Department of Technology Services.