A white Missouri man who threatened black Mizzou students on social media after the University of Missouri’s president, Tim Wolfe, resigned amid protests over his mishandling of racial abuse has been sentenced to probation, Reuters reports.
Boone County Circuit Judge Kevin Crane sentenced 20-year-old Hunter Park to five years’ probation for the threats he made in November during protests at the university.
According to Reuters, prosecutors were satisfied with the sentencing, even though they initially recommended that Park serve three years in prison for the offense.
Park’s attorney also thought the sentence was appropriate.
“Hunter is a good person who made a terrible mistake, posted some terrible stuff on the internet,” defense attorney Jeffrey Hilbrenner said, “but the Hunter I’ve gotten to know is a really good person.”
Park issued his threats on social media, including Yik Yak, where he anonymously posted, “I’m going to stand my ground tomorrow and shoot every black person I see.”
“Some of you are alright. Don’t go to campus tomorrow,” he also posted.
“We’re waiting for you at the parking lots,” another post read. “We will kill you.”
Read more at Reuters.