Penn State Football: Authorities Investigating Threat To Kill ‘Thousands’ At Game

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Police are investigating a threat against a Penn State football game. On Friday, Aug. 10, reports surfaced that authorities are looking into a threat that was made on social media that was made by a Twitter user named @DanielTheDuck8 who tagged multiple Penn State accounts.

The Twitter user threatened to carry out a mass shooting at a Nittany Lions game this season, saying he wants to commit the “biggest mass shooting in the history of the world.” The user hoped to kill “thousands” in the attack.

“I have decided that I’m going to commit the biggest mass shooting in history of the world, killing thousands of fans in beaver stadium during one of the games next year,” the user wrote.

This Pitt fan has serious problems everyone should report this to twitter/authorities this is not something to joke about. pic.twitter.com/8Dz6wJkuGS

— PSU recruiting (@PSU_Strong) August 9, 2018

“University Police, along with the FBI, is investigating a potential threat on social media and working to determine its credibility. There is no immediate danger to the Penn State community. Penn State takes all threats very seriously. If you see something, say something,” Penn State police said in their own statement on social media.

Hopefully no attack is actually carried out.

The Nittany Lions officially kickoff their 2018 campaign at home on Saturday, Sept. 1 against the Appalachian State Mountaineers. Kickoff at Beaver Stadium is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network.