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Southern Miss student charged with Yik Yak threat out on bond

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A University of Southern Mississippi student charged with afelony for posting a computer threat to cause injury is out on bond.

Velton Williams, 20, of Hattiesburg was released from the Forrest County Jail after posting a $2,500 bond.

Williams was arrested around midnight Wednesday at McCarty Hall on the Southern Miss campus in connection with the latest threat postedSept. 25th on the social media application Yik Yak.

Williams is accused of authoring this post: “Join us we will show you the light the evil with in unleash the beast tonight at 630 the USM purge will take place”.

The maximum time Williams could receive is five years ifconvicted.

He was the second Southern Miss student arrested for posting a threat to the Yik Yak application.

Brandon Hardin, 20, was charged with the same crime on Sept.22nd. He is accused of making an anonymous post that threatened members of the university at Joseph Greene Hall.

Hardin was released on a $40,000 bond two days after his arrest.

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