$50K bond for KSU student who threatened violence to university

$50K bond for KSU student who threatened violence to university

KENT, OH (WOIO) - A Kent State student is accused of making threats to the university campus.

19-year-old William Koberna is charged with inducing panic and aggravating menacing related to a Tweet in which he threatened violence. He allegedly said he planned to "shoot up" the campus.

Koberna recently lived in Kent, but currently resides in Brunswick.  Brunswick Police executed an arrest warrant at Koberna's home late Sunday afternoon and took him into custody without incident.

Koberna, a sophomore, was arraigned late Monday morning. His bond was set at $50K, and he was ordered to have no contact with the University President.

Koberna spoke in court, and said the prosecution's allegations against him are completely false.

Koberna faces university hearings that can result in his suspension or dismissal.

"Any threat to our campus community is taken seriously and immediately investigated," said Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton. "Our students, employees, and all those who come to campus should know that their safety is our top priority."

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