Man arrested for facebook threats to LA schools
Updated On: Dec 17 2012 01:06:00 PM CST
A Pomona man arrested at his parents' Los Angeles home on suspicion of making "violent threats against local schools" was jailed today in lieu of $500,000 bail.
Kyle Bangayan, 24, was arrested after Los Angeles police officers and FBI agents went to his parents' home in the 1200 block of North New Hampshire Avenue about 11:15 a.m. Sunday, said Richard French of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Bangayan was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats, French said.
"The threats, which did not target specific schools but did reference the Connecticut school shooting from last Friday, were posted on the social networking site Facebook," French said.
"Also found and seized at the residence where Bangayan was arrested were nine firearms, including rifles, a shotgun, handguns, and ammunition," he said. "A search of the suspect's Pomona residence didn't yield any weapons or related evidence."
The threats involved "multiple elementary schools," said LAPD Officer Venus Hall, a department spokeswoman.
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