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BREAKING: Western student arrested in connection with Yik Yak threat

**Editors note: This post has been updated at 11:26 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Western student Tysen Campbell is expected to make his first appearance bail-setting hearing at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the second floor of the Whatcom County Jail, according to the Whatcom County Prosecutor’s office.

Campbell, 19, was arrested by University Police on the suspicion of malicious harassment in connection with the threats made on Yik Yak, Monday Nov. 30.

Campbell was arrested on campus and has been booked into the Whatcom County Jail, Monday, Nov. 30 in connection with the “Lynch her” post directed toward Associated Students President Belina Seare, according to a tweet from President Bruce Shepard. Campbell has been suspended from Western and barred from campus pending the outcome of legal proceedings, according to the University.

This post was one of many that contributed to canceling classes Tuesday, Nov. 24.

University Police arrested Campbell after obtaining a search warrant and working with Yik Yak to track the post, according to a Western Today press release.

University Police is continuing its investigation of other recent online messages targeting students of color, according to a Western Today press release.

The Western Front will update this story as more information becomes available.  



*Editors Note: A previous version of this article contained a misspelling of Tysen Campbell’s first name.


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