Mizzou Student President Sets Off Panic With KKK Rumors Of Violence

Some Mizzou students claim they spotted members of Ku Klux Klan in a truck on campus.

Members of Concerned Student join hands at a press conference, black students

Despite Tim Wolfe’s resignation, unrest at the University of Missouri is ongoing. 

Rumors emerged on social media about members of the white supremacist group Ku Klux Klan terrorizing black students.

Student body president Payton Head warned on Facebook that the KKK had been spotted on campus, demanding the administration cancel classes.

However, Head retracted his statement later, apologizing for spreading “misinformation”:

I'm sorry about the misinformation that I have shared through social media. In a state of alarm, I was concerned for all...

Posted by Payton Head on  Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A Twitter user claims she had to escape a group of “white guys in a blue truck”:

Someone even filmed the blue truck allegedly terrorizing the campus:

And a man shouting a racist rant:

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The social media posts, understandably, prompted worry and concern among students, with many discussing the situation on Twitter using the hashtag #PrayForMizzou.

Following the emergence of troubling rumors, some classes have also been canceled:

University officials responded to the situation, urging students not to spread rumors:

University of Missouri campus police also acknowledged the threats, saying they had increased security.

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