Clemson student arrested after ‘lynching’ comments about protesters

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CLEMSON, SC  – A Clemson student was arrested after police say he posted intimidating and harassing comments about the ongoing student protests on the social media app Yik Yak.

21-year-old Jamie Reece Moore was arrested and charged with Unlawful Use of Telephone.

According to the arrest warrant and the police report, Moore sent messages including:

  • “What time is the lynch mob tomorrow? I got a couple hundred feet of rope”
  • “Let’s do to the Clemson protesters what Ohio did to the Kent State student protesters 40 years ago”
  • “Drive by at Sikes?”
  • Slave auction tomorrow morning at 8am @ Sikes Hall. Lots of good protest workers. Get them while they’re mad!!!”
  • “So have they started lynching protesters yet?”

Moore was released on a $470 bond. The incident will be referred to Clemson University’s Office of Community and Ethical Standards for possibly disciplinary action.

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