In 2018 Nicolette Nottage, an architecture student at the University of Arkansas (UA), told police she was receiving threatening Facebook messages from her former friend and fellow student, Emily Hunt.
Hunt was arrested on May 1, 2018 and spent a night in jail, posting bond the next day. She said she was arrested and booked before even being asked about the threats she allegedly made. She maintained her innocence, even though the messages appeared to come from her. Six days after she was arrested, a UA student-conduct official reportedly told police the threatening messages appeared to have been fake.
The messages were frightening, prompting police to take swift action against the alleged perpetrator. UA’s top police official, Steve Gahagans, told The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in 2019 that police “felt they needed to act swiftly to find this person based upon what they were being told.”
One of the threats, according to the police report, said: “leave this school or i