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Man arrested for facebook threats to LA schools

Published On: Dec 17 2012 01:06:44 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 17 2012 01:06:00 PM CST
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LOS ANGELES -

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.