Man accused of threatening OSU pleads not guilty

Christopher Strahan's bail was raised from $12,500 to $100,000.

Posted: Feb 28, 2018 7:21 PM
Updated: Feb 28, 2018 7:23 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The man accused of sending threatening tweets targeting OSU has pleaded not guilty.

Christopher Strahan, 22, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of menacing and disorderly conduct.

OSU officials said Strahan was a former student but hasn't been associated with the university since March 2017.

Strahan's bail was raised from $12,500 to $100,000. He will be back in court on March 8. If he is released on bail, he will not be allowed to have contact with OSU, weapons or social media.

READ MORE: Police arrest man accused of threatening OSU

Steve Clark, a spokesperson for the university, spoke during the hearing, saying Strahan's tweets were senseless.

He said the university received hundreds of concerned calls and emails from parents and students about the threats, with students even skipping classes and tests because of their concerns.

Clark said the university sent out multiple alerts to the OSU community updating them on the investigation. Some students told KEZI 9  News that the university handled the situation well.

READ MORE: OSU students say the administration handled Twitter threat properly

In 2017, Strahan was also charged with threatening to shoot people at OSU. He took a plea deal and was sentenced to 20 days in jail and probation and ordered not to have guns.

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