Man Arrested After Telling Facebook He Planned to Shoot at L.A. Students

 

A man from Los Angeles was arrested on Sunday after posting threats on Facebook saying he would shoot multiple elementary schools in the area, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Police raided the suspect's home in Northeast L.A. at 2 p.m. on Sunday, and found "numerous weapons inside." He was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats. His identity has not yet been revealed by the authorities, nor were the locations of the targeted schools. The investigation is ongoing.

The arrest came on the same day that LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced that L.A. schools would get dedicated patrols after students return from holiday break -- a direct response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Friday that took 20 first-graders' lives and shocked the nation.

 

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