A 19-year-old student at Kent State University in Ohio has been arrested after a tweet that said he would “shoot up” the campus, reports newsnet5.
Cops nabbed William Koberna at his parents’ house and charged him with inducing panic (felony) and aggravated menacing.
AkronNewsNow reports that the threat was “in particular, directed … at KSU President Lester Lefton.”
Lefton made this statement:
“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.”
Kent State was the scene of one of the most infamous shootings in U.S. history. In 1970 National Guardsmen opened fire on unarmed student protesters, killing four and wounding nine. For many who lived through the Vietnam era, the words “Kent State” are synonymous with memories of this pivotal event.