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No Charges for Man in School Facebook Threats Case

local-threatsPOMONA, Calif. (KTLA) — Prosecutors have declined to file charges against a Pomona man arrested for allegedly threatening local schools on his Facebook page.

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.

But a search of Bangayan’s residence in Pomona didn’t turn up any weapons or related evidence.

Bangayan was arrested for criminal threats and booked at LAPD’s downtown jail.

But on Monday the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office declined to charge him, citing insufficient evidence.

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).