Kyle Bangayan will not be prosecuted for threatening to commit a Sandy Hook style school massacre which he claimed would “dead kindergarteners” all over Los Angeles, according to authorities. Bangayan was arrested after making the threats on his Facebook page.
When police raided Bangayan’s house in connection with the threats they found six semi-auto handguns, two rifles and one shotgun according to TMZ.
On the day of the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut Bangayan posted to his Facebook page:
“No really America, if you post one more Facebook post about the shooting at that elementary school, I swear to whatever f**king god you believe in that I will do the same goddamn thing.I have the guns, I have the incentive, and I won’t commit suicide at the end, I’ll just go to the next f**king school and the next and the next … 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.”
Prosecutors say they will not be able to file charges against Bangayan because his threats, while extremely disturbing, were generic and not targeted against anyone specifically.
The shooting in Newtown, Connecticut at the Sandy Hook Elementary School occurred December 14, 2012. Gunman Adam Lanza went to the school with an arsenal of weapons, after killing his mother at their home and taking the guns, and gunned down 26 people, including 20 children. After he committed the massacre he turned one of the guns on himself and committed suicide.
The Sandy Hook masacre has led to a nationwide debate about the gun culture in America, with President Obama promising to make a major push to enact gun control measures in the near future.