The problem is not the color of Mizzou’s Missouri Students association president’s skin it is the shady content of his character.
University police said they investigated and determined the reports Tuesday night were false. But the rumors had already spread far and wide.
Weimer said officers went to where the KKK was reported to be — and found nothing.
“We have found no evidence of anything related to the KKK on campus,” he said.
Student Body President Payton Head had already posted about it on Facebook.
“Students please take precaution. Stay away from the windows in residence halls. The KKK has been confirmed to be sighted on campus,” Head wrote in a post that has since been deleted. “I’m working with the MUPD, the state trooper and the National Guard.”
The police spokesman said the National Guard was not on campus, “nor have they been called to assist.”
Head’s deleted FALSE Facebook post reporting a “confirmed” KKK sighting on campus and that he was working with various law enforcement agencies.
Head quickly apologized for spreading the rumor.
“I’m sorry about the misinformation that I have shared through social media,” he posted on Facebook
Head has ALSO deleted his Facebook apology post but not before it was captured via screenshot.
new FB post from Mizzou student association president, who was previous source of "confirmed KKK sighting" rumor pic.twitter.com/1IXKAO0kJV
— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) November 11, 2015
Head apologized for having “shared misinformation through social media” that he “received and shared from multiple incorrect sources” one of which was HIM. Back peddling his way out of “inciting fear in the hearts of our community” with his claim that his sources of the KKK sighting on campus were incorrect is one thing BUT he ALSO made this fallacious claim; “I’m working with the MUPD, the state trooper and the National Guard.” Tearing what credibility he had to shreds, and he only has himself to blame.
Incidentally, University of Missouri Student Body President Payton Head is the lone source of one of only two alleged racial incidents that led to the resignation of the University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin on Monday (Nov. 9, 2015).
Head’s Sept. 1, 2015 Facebook post on the alleged racial incident which affected him personally. Or so he claims…
A black university student body president elected by a majority white student body (BTW the Missouri Students Association’s Executive Cabinet is made up of 5 black students and 1 white student How non-inclusive! Heh.) in the spring of 2015 predating his whining that he did not “feel included” in the fall of 2015. Whatevs…
Why should anyone believe his truck full of racists screaming the n-word at him story now that his KKK sighting report and his claim that he was working with Missouri University PD, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Missouri National Guard have been proven to be patently false? Was he crying wolf to further his cause? It would not be the first time that tactic was applied. Could it be that the entire Mizzou protest is based on lies?
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) November 10, 2015
What if Head’s KKK sighting claim incited an on campus race riot? Was that his goal?
— migs (@Fucking_Migs) November 11, 2015
Twitter poll: Should Payton Head be forced to resign?
Should #Mizzou student body president Payton Head be forced to resign for causing a false KKK panic on campus?
— Sam Valley (@SamValley) November 11, 2015
For students who have issues with my leadership, once again you may find impeachment proceedings at https://t.co/iM2DnCaIer.
— Sean Earl (@MSAPresident) November 11, 2015
Should he be expelled?
Featured image source: ST Louis Post Dispatch (Payton Head center)