SoCal Man Allegedly Posted On Facebook That He Had Guns, Incentive To Kill Kindergartners
HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A 24-year-old Pomona man’s alleged violent Facebook threats against Los Angeles elementary school students in December have been made public.
The online postings by Kyle Bangayan, which were made on the same day as the Newtown, Conn., massacre, were revealed in a Los Angeles Police Department search warrant.
“I have the guns, I have the incentive, and I won’t commit suicide at the end, I’ll just go to the next school and the next,” he reportedly wrote on the social networking site.
Bangayan continued, “So I woke up this morning and said to myself…dang, you know what would be really awesome right now…some dead kindergarteners…and Christmas early. Thank you, Connecticut.”
He then posted, “The killer in CT was sent there by God to kill 18 children named Damien.”
Police said Bangayan was referencing the film, “The Omen.”
The 24-year-old was arrested Dec. 17 for criminal threats at his parents’ East Hollywood apartment.
Police found several weapons and ammunition at the residence, including a 12-gauge shotgun and a 9mm gun that were owned by the suspect’s father.
After Bangayan was taken into custody, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said, “He was clear in his statements and his ability matched those statements. This was not a person who was unarmed. This was not a person that didn’t have a clear and present ability to make good on his threats.”
The District Attorney’s Office, however, said there was insufficient evidence to file a case and charges against Bangayan were dropped.
KCAL9’s Suraya Fadel said law enforcement sources told her the case continues to be investigated.