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Alleged Sandy Hook Copycat

Threatens to Target L.A.

Kindergarteners for Death

1/8/2013 5:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The 24-year-old man who threatened to commit Sandy Hook type crimes in L.A. claimed he was hell-bent on leaving "dead kindergartners" in his wake ... yet he will not be prosecuted.

Kyle Bangayan posted threats on Facebook the same day as the Newtown shooting ... and claimed he was targeting L.A. schools ... this according to a search warrant obtained by TMZ.

Kyle allegedly wrote, "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."

The rant continues, "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 ..."

And he goes on ... "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."

Kyle was arrested in L.A. after a tipster told the LAPD about the online threats -- and when cops searched his bedroom (at his parents house) they found six semi-auto handguns, two rifles and one shotgun.

Now for the kicker.  Kyle was released and the L.A. County D.A. said no charges would be filed, because the threats were not specific. 

A little unsettling .... don't you think?


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Well gee - what about a 5150 hold at least? What a cluster f

620 days ago


Not specific enough? Seriously? This should be regarded as a terroristic threat....WITW is wrong with cowards like this who would hurt innocents?? The law needs to be changed so we can lock these weirdos up for life if they make sickening threats like these. Smh, absolutely unbelievable......👎

620 days ago


No way that is down right ridiculous. I thought the law in the US was alot tougher than that. Sounding a bit like our laws in New Zealand, good for the criminals but stuff the victims or in this case future victims. I fear there will be some, only time will tell and then the judge who let him off will feel really stupid!!!

620 days ago

paul a.    

Im for more gun control. But the media like TMZ are not innocent in this madness either. Any nut out there wanting attention will look at this article and salivate at the possibility to getting their own piece on the site

620 days ago

Master I    

Kids say the darndest things. He's a good boy really. He just needs a little guidance... :-)

620 days ago


Arrest this punk for jaywalking if you have to. Just get his demented self off the street!!

620 days ago



620 days ago


Stop publicizing them!

620 days ago


So when he goes out and makes good on these non specific threats who will be accountable??? He should have at least been sent for some psych evaluation maybe they could have kept him locked up. SMH.

620 days ago


We've known for years that kids are clearly not safe in their schools. But now, neither are babies, pre-schoolers, kindergarten, elementary and middle school aged children. There should be metal detectors and security guards checking EVERY single person who enters any type of school or establishment that houses children!!! I honestly cannot believe that is not already happening.

620 days ago


Really....well, if its ok to threaten people, or babies, then maybe we ought to know how to find this guy, ya know..kinda like a back atcha

620 days ago


Out of shame, the parents kick him and his guns out. Not knowing how to do laundry, he washes whites and reds together at the nearest laundromat, turning the whites to pink. Now wearing a pink t-shirt, a passerby laughs and gets rewarded with a bullet to the head, thus starting a possible rampage. Now who's liable?

620 days ago


They'd rather spend the time and resources chasing down movie downloaders than putting those psychos away.

620 days ago



620 days ago


A few months from now the article will say " kyle Bangayan walks into a school, opens fire and kills dozens of children" and people will ask why??? And then the famous "nobody saw this coming" smh....idiots

620 days ago
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