Student in Twitter threat ordered to avoid Kent St

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Associated Press

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 30 at 4:32 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Kent State University student accused of posting a message on Twitter saying he would be "shooting up" the northeastern Ohio campus has been instructed to stay away from the school and its president.

William Koberna, a 19-year-old sophomore, was set to be released Monday after posting part of a $50,000 bond set at Portage County Municipal Court in Ravenna, about 20 miles east of Akron.

Koberna was arrested Sunday at his parents' home in the Cleveland suburb of Brunswick. He's been charged with inducing panic, a felony, and aggravated menacing.

University officials noticed the profanity-laced July 25 tweet and contacted police. It is no longer available. They said it included a threat he planned to be "shooting up" the school. It also identified Kent State University President Lester Lefton.

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