Pa. student convicted of MySpace threat

February 12, 2008 10:04:05 AM PST
A Pennsylvania college student has been convicted of threatening to copy last year's Virginia Tech shootings in a posting on his MySpace page.

Steven Voneida was found guilty in federal court Monday of transmitting communication containing a threat to injure.

Acting U.S. Attorney Martin Carlson says the Penn State-Harrisburg student threatened that he would someday "make the Virginia Tech incident look like a trip to an amusement park" in a posting two days after the April 2007 shootings.

Carlson says the posting also included a picture of shooter Seung-Hui Cho and a poem paying tribute to Cho.

Voneida's attorney didn't immediately return a telephone message seeking comment Tuesday.

A sentencing date hasn't been scheduled.