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February 12, 2013

Hartwick student accused of death threat

A Hartwick College student has been accused of making a terrorist threat against the Oneonta college, city police said.

Christopher Delgado, 18, of the Bronx, was charged Saturday with making felony charge of making a terrorist threat, Lt. Douglas Brenner said Monday.

Delgado is accused of posting a threat on Facebook, saying he would become the “next Dylan Klebold” and that he would blow up boiler rooms and shoot multiple people at the college, Brenner said.

Klebold was one of two shooters who went on a murderous rampage at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., in April 1999.

On Saturday, Delgado was arraigned in Oneonta City Court and sent to Otsego County jail on $1,000 bail, Brenner said.

Delgado remained in jail Monday night, jail officials said.

Brenner said the threat was relayed to city police by Hartwick College security officers, who delivered Delgado to police.

“We found no means to carry out the threats,” Brenner said.

Classes for the spring term began Monday, according to the college’s academic calendar online.

Valerie Capullo, Hartwick media relations manger, issued a statement, which said: “The terroristic threat in question was not received directly by the college. The alleged party who made the threat through social media was not on campus, and the college was notified via a third party. As a result, Campus Safety contacted the Oneonta Police Department who arrested the offender.’’

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