MSA president apologizes for sharing false rumors of KKK on MU campus


    Supporters gather after the announcement that University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe would resign Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in Columbia, Mo. Wolfe resigned Monday with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over his handling of racial tensions at the school. (Matt Hellman/Missourian via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    The Missouri Student Association president is apologizing for posting false information claiming the Ku Klux Klan was on the Mizzou campus.

    On Tuesday night, Payton Head tweeted that he was "working with" University of Missouri Police, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the National Guard after the KKK had been "confirmed to be sighted on campus."


    Head warned fellow students to take precaution and stay away from the windows in residence halls.

    He deleted the statement later when the MU Alert system put out a statement saying there was no immediate threat to campus, and asked people to not spread rumors of threats.

    Head later posted a statement, apologizing for sharing misinformation.

    He said he was concerned for the students, and wanted to ensure that everyone was safe.

    "I received and shared information from multiple incorrect sources, which I deeply regret," Head said. "The last thing needed is to incite more fear in the hearts of our community."

    He said he takes complete blame and fault for his actions.

    Head advised people to only get their information from the MU Alert system's website or Twitter page.

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