CHICAGO, May 3 (UPI) -- A St. Xavier University student is free on $15,000 bail after being arraigned in Chicago Saturday on charges of posting threatening graffiti on campus.
Katherine Loberg, 19, of St. Paul, Minn., was charged Friday with criminal defacement of school property and aggravated disorderly conduct, both felony charges, for allegedly writing threatening messages that resulted in the campus being shut down for four days in April, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Prosecutors said Saturday Loberg confessed to scrawling the message because she was depressed and upset that she and her father are estranged, the newspaper said.
Loberg was released after her mother posted bail. Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. ruled Loberg could return to Minnesota with her mother if she undergoes a mental heath evaluation, observes a 7 p.m. curfew and keeps away from college campuses.
Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis told the Tribune Saturday that prosecutors should prosecute Loberg "to the fullest extent of the law."
"This isn't going to be tolerated," said Weis. "We take these threats very seriously."
School officials said Loberg had been suspended and ordered to stay away from campus.
St. Xavier shut down after two messages were discovered April 10. One said, "Be prepared to die on 4/14." Four nearby schools closed April 14.