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Fresno State freshman arrested for social media threat

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Updated: Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 10:26 AM

Fresno State football player Christian Pryor was arrested for making a criminal threat Monday.Twitter

Fresno State football player Christian Pryor was arrested for making a criminal threat Monday.

A California college football player was arrested for a menacing social media message in which he vowed to bring an assault rifle to campus and “release his frustrations,” police said.

Christian Malik Pryor, a freshman at California State University, Fresno, was charged with making a criminal threat after investigators traced the anonymous Monday afternoon message back to the 18-year-old, the Fresno Bee reported.

“The time is here. @3PM I will release my frustrations,” the teen allegedly posted on Yik Yak, a social media site that allows users to share anonymous messages with people geographically close to them. “Tired of dirty looks, get rejected, nd (sic) being talked about bc how I dress. My choice of weapon M4 Carbine…”

The post included a photo of the school’s Henry Madden Library. The message sparked fear across the campus and prompted officials to send an email to the library’s staff urging them to be “on alert” as police investigated.

Students voiced their fear on social media. Responding to one of his classmate’s concern, Pryor tweeted, “It sounds like a joke but be safe.”

Investigators traced the nameless threat to Pryor’s computer. He was arrested at the school’s athletic complex.

Pryor, a walk-on wide receiver from Los Angeles, has not appeared in a Fresno State game yet. The 18-year-old was named the MVP of his Locke High School football team last year, according to his player bio on Fresno State’s website.

The freshman was arrested after posting the threat to social media site Yik Yak. Google Maps

The freshman was arrested after posting the threat to social media site Yik Yak. 

The player’s bail was set at $ 20,000.

Last month, a Texas A&M student was arrested after he made a similar threat on Yik Yak.

“THIS IS NOT A JOKE! DON’T GO TO CAMPUS BETWEEN 7 AND 730 THIS WILL BE MY ONLY WARNING,” 18-year-old Christopher Luis Bolanos-Garza allegedly wrote.

mwagner@nydailynews.com

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