Fresno State Student Accused Of Threatening To Shoot 'Hot Blonde' On Campus
A Los Angeles man attending Fresno State has been arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot a "hot blonde" in the head on social media.
Christian Pryor, 18, was arrested yesterday on campus at the athletic department offices, the L.A. Times reports. Pryor graduated from Locke High School in South L.A. and was a walk-on freshman football player at the university.
The alleged threat was posted to Yik Yak. It read:
"The time is here. @3 p.m. I will release my frustrations. Tired of dirty looks, get rejected, nd being talked abt bc how I dress. My choice of weapon M4 Carbine and I will take a headshot at a hot blonde."
The post also featured a photo of the university's Henry Madden Library, the Fresno Bee reports.
Other students noticed and began circulating the post around noon, giving the police about three hours to stop the event if the poster was sincere. Authorities say they were able to trace the post to Pryor's phone within two hours, and that Pryor admitted posting the threat.
Pryor was bonded out on Tuesday and charges have yet to be filed, though authorities say he could face federal charges.
According to Pryor's player bio, he is majoring in business and wants to eventually become a sports agent.
Pryor's post bears an eerie similarity to other recent university shootings. A shooter who wrote a 140-page manifesto about being unable to find a girlfriend—in particular, an attractive blonde girlfriend—killed several UC Santa Barbara students in Isla Vista in 2014. A student at Umpqua Community College in Oregon shot and killed nine people on campus last month. In online postings other writings, authorities say he frequently expressed bitterness over not having a girlfriend.