Dayton, Ohio – A check of the online Montgomery County Jail records tonight revealed that the student at the University of Dayton who is suspected of sending a message to the university through social media on Monday threatening to “shoot up this school” is out on bail at this time. The student is 19 years old.
According to the online records of the Dayton Municipal Court, Joseph Hartrich made an appearance in court on Wednesday afternoon. The judge who heard his case decided to set bond at $50,000 on single felony counts of inducing panic and making a terroristic threat.
After the threat was posted, authorities quickly located and arrested Hartrich early on Monday afternoon. The threat was made on the social media site Yik Yak on Monday morning and said that a particular building on campus was going to be shot up at noon.
According to a university spokesperson, the university announced that Hartrich had been criminally trespassed from campus.
Court records show that a relative of Hartrich posted the minimum 10% of the total bond, or $5,085, to have him released from custody.
Hartrich’s next court date is in the middle of November.