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Man held for Facebook threat to California schools



LOS ANGELES—California police have arrested a man for allegedly making threats on Facebook to “multiple elementary schools,” including by referring to the Connecticut massacre, a spokesman said Monday.

Kyle Bangayan, 24, was arrested Sunday at his parents’ Los Angeles home, where a cache of nine weapons including rifles and handguns was found, as well as ammunition.

No arms were found at Bangayan’s own home in Pomona, some 30 miles (50 kilometers) east of Los Angeles, said LA Police Department spokesman Richard French. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was also probing the case.

“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,” he added.

“Also found… at the residence where Bangayan was arrested were nine firearms, including rifles, a shotgun, handguns, and ammunition… A search of the suspect’s Pomona residence didn’t yield any weapons or related evidence.”

Another police spokeswoman, Venus Hall, said the threats were made to “multiple elementary schools,” but gave no further details of location or numbers of targets.

The alleged threats came as the United States reels from an elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday that left 20 young children and six adults dead.

The shooter, who is also believed to have killed his mother at the house they shared before embarking on the school massacre, took his own life as police closed in.


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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NLO2AAP3EKVA2H3FI2AM2KTGAA Jay

    Pendeho.another crazy individual.Why hurt people? Just shoot yourself and get it over with.

  • Don Dee

    Sheesh… I do not like the sound of that name. Sounds Pinoy. I hope not.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2DAZWQGRABQ742P6J6XNTSLGJQ dark matter

    Bangayan ang apelyido? Parang Filipino pa

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    Another idiots..

  • May_Baxasfa

    Pinoy na Pinoy ang apelyidong Bangayan, ah. Dapat siguraduhing hindi yan umuwi sa Pnas, baka dito maghasik ng lagim.

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

       Bayaan mo umuwi ng pilipinas at duon maghasik ng lagim sa kongreso at senado at baka hanapin niya din si UrHONOR dahil may pagka kampon ng demonyo yun!

  • manong_edwin

    this is only shows that the culture of violence is already so widespread…sana hindi pnoy c bangayan..

  • kilabot

    after terrorism, the next war will be against perversion. government’s support of perverse policies has spawned perverts whose agenda is destruction including themselves.

    uk, france, spain, norway, canada, safrica, argentina and netherlands have all fallen to the great pervert. usa and ph is on the verge of falling with obama and noykapon already gone. 

    No to perversion. 

  • Karabukov

    Another Pinoy out to make a name for himself?

    Please, no.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

      sinabi bang pinoy? jumping to conclusion ka… bakit pinas lang ba me ganyang surname? 

      • Karabukov

        Kazakhstan, maybe?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/4TME3UJFE3ORU7F5KKUU63QLKQ HASSAN

        Yah – unfortunately .. Fil-Am siya & very active sa church…

  • Janch

    What is going on in the US?  Why are they churning out mass murdering youths?



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