UPDATE: Hearing Today for Student in Kent State Twitter Threat Case
University police release booking photo of William Koberna
Editor's note: find coverage of Koberna's court appearance here.
William Koberna, of Brunswick, will be arraigned this afternoon by Portage County Municipal Court Judge Barb Oswick on charges of inducing panic, a fifth-degree felony, and aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor.
Koberna is being held in the Portage County jail until his arraignment.
He was arrested Sunday at his home in Brunswick after posting a tweet on his Twitter account in which he threatened to use a fire arm on campus.
The tweet reportedly included profanity directed at Kent State President Lester Lefton and also stated "I'm shooting up your school ASAP," according to Ohio.com.
The criminal complaint, filed this morning by university police, states Koberna caused serious public inconvenience or alarm by threatening to commit an offense of violence resulting in economic harm exceeding $1,000, according to court records.
Aside from the criminal charges, Koberna faces university hearings that could lead to his suspension or dismissal.
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