A University of Wyoming student targeted by an anonymous Facebook posting that included a threat of sexual violence had posted the item herself, police said.
The university in Laramie, Wyoming announced on Tuesday that campus police cited Meg Lanker-Simons for misdemeanor interference with a police investigation by giving false statements.
The posting that threatened Lanker-Simons occurred on a Facebook forum for UW students, leading to an outcry and an investigation by UW police because it was directed at a student.
Hoax: University of Wyoming student Meg Lanker-Simons (pictured on April 29 with her husband Andrew) posted a threatening message targeting her, in order to frame Republicans
Threats: Police say the woman mentioned in this post, Meg Lanker Simons, actually wrote the threatening message. Her husband, Andrew, responded angrily (below)
The Facebook page, which is not officially affiliated with the university, was taken down and a student-led demonstration against sexual violence was held.
UW police say they found what they called 'substantial evidence' verifying that the post came from the computer belonging to Lanker-Simons.
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