Police officers arrested a Pomona man, Sunday, for allegedly making threats against Los Angeles Unified School District schools on Facebook.
Kyle Bangayan, 24, was taken into custody at his parent’s home in east Hollywood, around 11:15 a.m., and booked into the downtown jail on $500,000 bail. He is charged with making criminal threats.
During the search officers found nine firearms and ammunition which included handguns, rifles and a shotgun. They found no weapons at Bangayan’s Pomona home, ABC reported.
Neighbors of Bangayan’s parents alerted authorities to the Facebook posts which referenced the Sandy Hook school shootings. "When we get information like this, we take it very seriously, even more so now in light of the Connecticut school shootings," LAPD Commander Andrew Smith said.
This is just one of many threats that have surfaced on social media sites since Friday’s tragedy, which have led to several arrests across the country, including a Columbia, Tenn. man who allegedly posted that he felt like going on a rampage after what happened.
The threats didn't specify any particular schools within the district, but the investigation is ongoing, according to a news release issued by LAPD.