KENT, Ohio — 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.
William Koberna was arrested at his parents’ home in the Cleveland suburb of Brunswick Sunday afternoon. He’s 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.”