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Calif. college student accused of Facebook threat

Prosecutors say a student promised a Virginia Tech-style shooting

Associated Press

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Prosecutors say a student posted terrorist threats on his Facebook page promising a Virginia Tech-style shooting at a Southern California college.

Stanley Roring pleaded not guilty Thursday in San Bernardino, Calif., to a felony count of making a terrorist threat.

The 30-year-old is a student at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, Calif., and is in jail on $50,000 bail.

The San Bernardino County Sun reports Roring was arrested hours after school district police contacted sheriff's deputies on Wednesday about Roring's Facebook postings.

Investigators say the Internet postings indicated Roring was planning violence at Crafton Hills College, an attack he claimed would be similar to the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings that killed 32 people and wounded 25.

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