Utah student arrested after allegedly threatening ‘mass destruction’ if football team lost

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An engineering student at the University of Utah is charged with terrorism after he sends the school a nuclear scare.

Meredith Miller, 21, reportedly said she would “detonate the nuclear reactor at the University of Utah and cause mass destruction” if the Utes lost a football game.

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A record crowd sees the Michigan Wolverines lose to the Utah Utes, 24-17, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on September 3, 2015.
(Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

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The threat was reportedly posted on the social media platform Yik Yak on September 17, the same day the Utes played San Diego State.

Court documents stated that because Miller is an engineering student, she knows where the reactor is in the school, according to FOX13 in Salt Lake City.

“Although the student said her statement was meant as a joke, we have a zero-tolerance policy for these kinds of threats,” said Jason Hinojosa, acting chief of police at the University of Utah.

The reactor is almost undamageable and ‘inherently safe’, according to director of the nuclear engineering program Glenn Sjoden.

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“It provides a unique vehicle for conducting state-of-the-art research in nuclear engineering and technology and has been here in Salt Lake City for the past 50 years,” Sjoden said of the reactor, which has been submerged. in water.

The reactor is secured and alarmed, but “useful threats against the facility are treated seriously and we encourage people to really keep in mind that nuclear facilities are always treated with the utmost respect and security,” Sjoden said.

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“Therefore, the government and law enforcement officers will take all necessary steps to mitigate any threat,” he added.

A view of Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City before the Stanford Cardinal-Utah Utes game on October 12, 2013.

A view of Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City before the Stanford Cardinal-Utah Utes game on October 12, 2013.
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Utah defeated the Aztecs, 35-7.

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