Man threatens to shoot up a residence hall on WKU’s campus

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Terrifying moments for WKU students and staff this afternoon after someone made a threatening post to fire a gun on campus.

WKU police charged James Crenshaw with terroristic threatening following a post he made a little after 1:00 on the student-only social media site Yik Yak.

He wrote, quote, “shooting up PFT around 4:30ish” referring to WKU’s Pearce-Ford Tower. Crenchaw wrote with a follow up comment saying, quote “y’all gone feel my pain”.

WKU Police say despite the website’s anonymity, they were able to detain Crenchaw in his dorm hall roughly 45 minutes after receiving the tip.

“We are aware that these things can happen. Obviously one just recently took place in Michigan, unfortunately. So, I’m just proud of everybody on campus that came together as a team and worked very, very quickly,” said Bailey.

Police found no weapons in his dorm. WKU PD immediately added officers and increased patrol on the south end of campus.