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la elementary school shooter threatAuthorities seized nine guns from an East Hollywood home where a 24-year-old man was arrested after allegedly posting on Facebook a threat of shootings at multiple elementary schools, police said.

Kyle Bangayan, 24, of Pomona, was arrested Sunday at his parents’ home in the 1200 block of North New Hampshire Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said. He was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats and held on $500,000 bail.

Los Angeles police officers and FBI agents found the weapons — rifles, a shotgun and multiple handguns — along with ammunition, the LAPD said. It was not immediately known to whom the guns belonged.

A search of Bangayan’s home in Pomona turned up no weapons or other “related evidence,” authorities said.

The LAPD said the alleged threat did not specify a particular school but did refer to a deadly shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Friday in which a gunman killed 20 children and six adults. The alleged threat referred to “kindergarten and elementary school kids,” sources said.

The arrest came the same day LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced daily dedicated patrols around Los Angeles schools to protect against potential shootings. The increased security will begin when students return to classes in January from winter break, he said.

Beck’s announcement was in response to the Newtown shooting, in which suspect Adam Lanza opened fire Friday after killing his mother at her home. Authorities said Lanza killed himself after the attack.

–Los Angeles Times

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  • Courtney

    You have got to be kidding me. What is wrong with people that they would kill, especially children. Innocent babies. may they rest in peace.

  • Concerned parent

    I think we should make an example of this guy….torture them…see if they will still be copycats left….Forget about their damn rights….we had protected enough rights of these criminals…it's time to take care of the innocents!!!!

  • Loving parent

    When your child says to you, to not worry that she will protect the other kids and teachers because that is what she thinks is the right thing to do. It can only break your heart. My daughter and among other children of my dear friends have had to deal with this reality. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain these poor parents are going through. Its senseless. I don't understand what is wrong with these sorts of people that they could do this. Our children should not have to be subjected to this kind of hurt.

  • Citizen98107

    There's a lot of young people raised on violent computer games. What does that do to a kid?
    What are their values? What do they learn from hour upon hour of killing on their computer screen?

  • Mike

    Ive played enough video games (violent ones) for two kids lifetimes! But i was raised to know right from wrong. Stop using video games as a cop out and blame place blame where it belongs…on the parents! Educate your children.

  • Citizen98107

    Nah , violent computer games warp the minds of people that spend hours banging away on them. There's nothing creative about them and they are all a waste of time. Microsoft makes lots of money off the junk, so we sold our shares a long time back. It's all junk for violent junkies.

  • chvietvet

    A whole series of shootings, including the latest one, resulted from the sensational media treatment of the Columbine killings. The TV coverage of the latest one in Connecticut was horrible, and it is guaranteed to provoke still another wacko to kill kids. The media make millions from the increased advertising for the morbid sightseers who like to watch massacres made into soap operas. Politicians get free TV time to increase their own self-importance by making stupid comments and reaching false conclusions. Next will come the specials on the killings. The whole circus is a disgrace to the country and pours salt into the wounds of the victims. Meanwhile, real news in no longer broadcast.