Change Of Plea Hearing For Suspect Accused Of Game Threat

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has scheduled a change of plea hearing for a California man accused of threatening a shooting at Ohio State University and vowing to hurt players on the football team.

Daniel Rippy is accused of threatening a mass shooting at a football game. (Franklin County Jail)

Such changes of plea hearings are typically held when a defendant switches a plea from not guilty to guilty.

The government alleges that defendant Daniel Rippy made the “electronic communication” threat from California during the annual game between Ohio State and the University of Michigan in 2018. The game was played in Columbus that year.

The change of plea hearing is set Wednesday for June 18. Rippy’s federal public defender declined comment.