Kent State University Student Charged With Inducing Panic After Sending Threatening Tweet With the Words "Shoot Up"
Kent State University police have arrested and charged a 19-year-old student after he sent a message out on Twitter saying he planned to “shoot up” campus.
William Koberna, 19, was arrested at his parents’ Brunswick home Sunday following the threatening message sent on the social media site.
Koberna has been charged with inducing panic, a felony, and aggravated menacing related to the tweet.
Brunswick police executed an arrest warrant at Koberna’s home late Sunday afternoon and took him into custody without incident.
The sophomore will be arraigned in court on Monday. He also faces university hearings that can result in his suspension or dismissal.
“Any threat to our campus community is taken seriously and immediately investigated,” said Kent State University President Lester Lefton. “Our students, employees, and all those who come to campus should know that their safety is our top priority.”