Kent State University student accused of threatening to "shoot up" school, held on $50K bond
(CBS/WOIO/AP) KENT, Ohio - Bond was set at $50,000 Monday for a Kent State University student accused of posting a message on Twitter saying he planned to "shoot up" the northeastern Ohio campus.
According to CBS affiliate WOIO, William Koberna was also ordered at his arraignment Monday to have no contact with the university president.
Koberna, 19, 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 said in court Monday that the prosecution's allegations against him are completely false, WOIO reports.
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."
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