A University of Wyoming student targeted by an anonymous Facebook posting that included a threat of sexual violence/rape 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.
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.
Lanker-Simons is a blogger and local radio show host who advocates for liberal causes.
In 2010, she filed a lawsuit against the university that forced UW to allow 1960s radical Bill Ayers on the campus for a speech on education.