A grand jury has decided to indict a Kent University student on less serious charges. William Koberna posted on Twitter that he was going to shoot up the Ohio campus, and was facing a felony charge.
ABC News reports, William Koberna, a 19 year old sophomore, was facing charges due to a telecommunications harassment, that usually carries a maximum sentence of six months in prison. Officials had charged him with causing panic, but the grand jury decided not to indict him for a felony.
Koberna was released from prison after he paid a bond. The computer science major was living off-site and studying at the school's College of Arts and Sciences. When the tweet was posted, a university employee was monitoring social media mentions when he came across it. He then alerted school officials who responded accordingly.
Due to shootings at other universities, no threat can be ignored. Deadly gunfire caused four students deaths in Kent State during May 1970, according to Huffington Post.
Koberna was arrested at his parents' house in the Cleveland suburb of Brunswick after he posted the tweet. The message was sent on July 25th. Court records show that Koberna was appointed a public defender. Public records have no details of Koberna's telephone number, according to Sanluisobispo.com.