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Man Arrested for Making Threats Against LAUSD Schools

handcuffs-bigLOS ANGELES (KTLA) — A Pomona man has been arrested for allegedly making violent threats against local schools, police said Monday

24-year-old Kyle Bangayan was taken into custody around 11:15 a.m. Sunday at his parents’ home in the 1200 block of New Hampshire Avenue.

The threats, which did not target specific schools but did reference the Connecticut school shooting from last Friday, were posted on Facebook, police said.

Authorities found nine firearms, including rifles, a shotgun and handguns, as well as ammunition, at Bangayan’s parents’ home.

A search of Bangayan’s residence in Pomona didn’t yield any weapons or related evidence.

Bangayan was arrested for criminal threats  and booked at LAPD’s downtown jail. His bail has been set at $500,000, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact LAPD Northeast Area detectives at (323) 344-5731. During off-hours, calls can be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).

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