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HUB Shooting Threat Suspect Jong Shim Waives Hearing

Jong Seong Shim, a 20-year-old Penn State sophomore facing criminal charges after threatening to shoot people at the HUB, waived his right to a preliminary hearing this morning. According to a release from the Centre County District Attorney’s Office, Shim’s charges have been sent to the Court of Common Pleas. Shim is facing two counts of terroristic threats and one count of disorderly conduct.

Originally from Tinton Falls, N.J., Shim was arrested just over a week ago when he posted on the social media app Yik Yak, threatening to shoot people at the HUB at 12 p.m. on Monday, October 13. Police traced the post’s location to Shim’s apartment and he admitted to sending the messages as a prank.

Shim is being held on $100,000 bail for the anonymous threat. Police tracked him down on Sunday, October 12 after being alerted of the threat, finding the suspect at 201 Vairo Boulevard.

Here’s the Yik Yak message that started all this:

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There is currently no date set for a trial. We will keep you updated as the case moves through the court system.

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Zach Berger

Zach Berger is a StateCollege.com reporter and Onward State's Managing Editor Emeritus. You can find him at the Phyrst more nights than not. If he had to pick a last meal, Zach would go for a medium-rare New York strip steak with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and a cold BrewDog Punk IPA. You can reach him via e-mail at [email protected]wardstate.com or on Twitter at @theZachBerger.

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