Marvin Ogu, a 21-year-old student at Frostburg State University, has been charged with disturbing school operations after allegedly making a shooting threat online.
Ogu allegedly sent out a message on an anonymous messaging app known as Yik Yak. The message said: “At 5:30 tomorrow I’m going to start shooting.”
Once the threat was sent out, police were able to trace it to Ogu.
After investigation, police discovered that Ogu was not in possession of any weapons and Ogu told police he made the threat as a joke according to Your4State.
Ogu also tells Pulsefeedz that he was interacting with other users trading jokes and that it was not meant to be sent out. He meant to hit delete but hit the send button instead.
“He’s a happy guy who likes to laugh and make people smile. I just hope he’s not falsely branded as a destructive person,” a close friend who did not wish to be identified told Pulsefeedz.
Ogu has since been released from police custody and is expected in court on June 12th. Ogu faces a fine of up to $2,500 and up to 6 months in prison.