Student in Kent State Twitter threat due in court
CLEVELAND (AP) - July 29, 2012 (WPVI) -- A Kent State University student accused of posting a message on Twitter saying he planned to "shoot up" the northeastern Ohio campus is due in court.
Nineteen-year-old William Koberna was arrested at his parents' home in the Cleveland suburb of Brunswick on 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 the threat: "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."
college, terrorism, ohio, national/world
- Iranian teen had stolen passport on missing jet 21 min ago
- AccuWeather: mild today, rain Wednesday
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Woman shot in bed in South Philadelphia
- Suspicious fire damages home in Camden 26 min ago
- 911 recordings released in Ewing Twp. explosion
- Autopsy results released in death of trooper's wife
- Search for finger-biting mall attack suspects
- Man,90, dies in Hamilton Township house fire
- Pa. woman born at Burger King seeks birth mom
- Photos: 7 recent child porn arrests in Pa.and Del.
- Photos: Thwarted! 10 suspects caught in the act
- Video: Camden H.S. wrestler wins state championship
- Suspicious fire damages home in Camden
26 min ago
- Dad ditches son's stroller to catch baseball
12 min ago
More 6abc.com resources
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos