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Former first year who threatened to kill police has case dismissed

The Butler County Court of Common Pleas decided not to prosecute former Miami University first-year Mark Moraski, who was accused of threatening to kill police

According to court records, Moraski was taken to McCullough-Hyde hospital on Nov. 17 after a resident assistant reported him for being “on something.”

After arriving at the hospital, Moraski began shouting obscenities. Officers handcuffed Moraski, but he resisted arrest. He grabbed officer Robert Gleason and attempted to kick his legs and groin. 

Moraski threatened the officers, saying he would kill them, rape their daughters and mothers, and skin their families alive, according to court records.

At his initial court hearing on Nov. 21, the Butler County Area I Municipal Court sent his case to a grand jury, a group of citizens who decide if criminal charges should be brought against a defendant. 

On Jan. 29, the grand jury decided not to indict Moraski on the charges of retaliation, assault, underaged possession, disorderly conduct and two counts of aggravated menacing.

Moraski has not been enrolled at Miami since Nov. 16, 2019, said Claire Wagner, director of university news and communications. 


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