Man held after social media threats to OSU campus
Oregon State Police arrested a 22-year-old man in Corvallis Tuesday afternoon who they believe was responsible for making violent threats against Oregon State University on social media.
State police said Christopher Adam Strahan was taken into custody outside his home in Corvallis at about 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27, for threatening to shoot people on the OSU campus. He has been charged with first-degree disorderly conduct and was lodged in the Benton County Jail.
OSU Vice President Steve Clark confirmed to KOIN 6 News that threatening comments were made by someone on Twitter.
He said the university was aware and that law enforcement was investigating. The FBI assisted Oregon State Police in the investigation.
The individual, who owns the username @HardBellyDorm on Twitter, was threatening a shooting on campus, according to screenshots shared on social media.
The incident comes just a day after an Oregon state senator introduced an amendment to a bill to make make it a felony for a person to threaten to attack a school.