Student In Kent State Threat Due In Court

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Authorities say a Kent State University student is due in court after allegedly posting a message on Twitter saying he planned to "shoot up" the northeastern Ohio campus.

Nineteen-year-old William Koberna was arrested at his parents' home in the Cleveland suburb of Brunswick Sunday afternoon. The sophomore has been charged with inducing panic, a felony, and aggravated menacing. He was to be arraigned Monday.

A university spokesman says the tweet was posted July 25.

University officials monitoring Twitter last week noticed the profanity-laced message and contacted police. They said it included a threat that "I'm shooting up your school ASAP."

Kent State University President Lester Lefton said in a statement that "our students, employees, and all those who come to campus should know that their safety is our top priority."


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