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William Koberna, 19, arrested after tweeting 'I'm shooting up your school ASAP.'
Police arrested a Kent State University student who said on Twitter that he planned to “shoot up” the Ohio campus.
William Koberna, 19, co-operated with police when they arrived at his house in the Cleveland suburb of Brunswick, Ohio on Sunday.
“Any threat to our campus community is taken seriously and immediately investigated,” KSU president Lester Lefton said. “Our students, employees, and all those who come to campus should know that their safety is our top priority.”
Koberna, a sophomore, faces a felony charge of inducing panic and aggravated menacing, CBS said.
He makes his first court appearance today.
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Koberna could also be suspended or dismissed from the school.
Kent State staff that monitor Twitter said they found the message on July 25 and called police, The Associated Press reported.
The workers said it was full of profanity and, “I’m shooting up your school ASAP.”
On May 4, 1970, Ohio national guard soliders shot and killed four students during anti-war protests, nine others were injured.
It became known as the Kent State Massacre.
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