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article imageKent State University student arrested for alleged Twitter threat

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By Melissa Horrocks
Jul 30, 2012 in Crime
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Ohio City - A 19 year old student tweeted that he was going to blow up his school. The twitter was sent from a Kent State University student and stated that he planned to "shoot up" campus.
Authorities did not want to make any mistakes and arrested William Koberna at his parents' Brunswick home. He was charged with inducing panic and aggravated menacing, according to Columbus Dispatch.
Koberna, who is 19 years old, is now being held in Portage County jail waiting for an arraignment. The campus in northeastern Ohio has told Koberna to stay well away from the school. It is not known at the moment whether the boy will be dismissed from his course. However, it is likely because the president of the school, Lester Lefton has warned Koberna to stay away.
Koberna is being released on Monday, but will need to post part of a $50,000 bond set at Portage County Municipal Court, according to CBS News. He will also need to wear a GPS tracking device and will be required to stay away from the school and its President.
The charges that Koberna faces include, inducing panic, a felony and aggravated menacing related to the tweet, reports NBC News. The police issued Koberna with an arrest warrant late Sunday afternoon and placed him in custody without incident. The university are yet to issue punishment, which will either be suspension or dismissal.
Kent State University President Lester Lefton said, "Any threat to our campus community is taken seriously and immediately investigated, our students, employees, and all those who come to campus should know that their safety is our top priority."
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