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Apr 10, 5:42 AM EDT

Student arrested after threatening to kill professor


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University student faces charges after threatening to kill a professor.

Daytona Beach Police Deputy Chief Craig Capri says 33-year-old Konstantinos Kostakis was arrested Thursday. He's charged with making a written threat to kill or injure. Capri says the student confessed.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal ( http://bit.ly/1EfHTLN ) reports police went to the College of Aviation building on April 1 after assistant professor of commercial space operations Diane Howard found the typed letter. It claimed two heavily-armed students would shoot her.

Police say the letter also called for her to resign and cited shootings at Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Kostakis confessed in a written statement, saying he wanted his bad grade changed.

He was booked into jail. It's not known whether he has an attorney.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com

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