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Documents: Family turned in alleged UNA threat post-maker

Mitchell may face further charges and disciplinary actions as a result of a threatening post he admittedly made on Yik Yak. Mitchell may face further charges and disciplinary actions as a result of a threatening post he admittedly made on Yik Yak.
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

New details have been uncovered about a threat against the University of North Alabama that had been posted on social media.

22-year-old Brian Mitchell is charged with making terrorist threats after admitting to posting a comment threatening to "shoot up UNA" on social app Yik Yak. School officials and police said they were able to track Mitchell down with the help of the app's creators.

According to the formal complaint filed in the case, officials said two days after the post was made, Mitchell told his mother and sister, who in turn alerted authorities.

The complaint states Mitchell made the original post on April 15. On April 17, he told his mom and sister about the post, and said it was a threat. From there, officials said university police and the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department were notified.

After further investigation into the tips, UNA Police found the threat, and with the help of the app's developers, were able to link it back to Mitchell.

In addition to criminal charges, Mitchell will have a hearing with university officials to determine his future at the school.

Mitchell is set to appear before a Lauderdale County judge for his preliminary hearing June 6.

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