Last month, a Cal Poly Pomona student was arrested in Los Angeles on charges of making criminal threats against elementary schools. That student, Kyle Bangayan, is not currently enrolled at Cal Poly Pomona.
Bangayan was detained on Dec. 16 until charges were dropped the following day. He had posted what appeared to be violent threats against elementary schools on social media shortly after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which left 20 children, six staff, and the gunman dead.
Cal Poly Pomona’s Office of Judicial Affairs is investigating the case as it relates to potential violations of the student code of conduct. Results of the investigation are subject to student privacy protection and will not be released. No further updates are expected to be provided on this case.
PolyCARES, a program that offers a coordinated response to individuals who might pose a risk to himself or others, is available on campus. The university community is urged to reach out for assistance with any of the following:
• Violent acts
• Bizarre behavior
• Thoughts of suicide or self-harm
• Hate crimes and hate incidents
• Extreme distress
• Family or domestic problems
• Alcohol or drug abuse
• Termination or discipline
For immediate help, call University Police at (909) 869-3070 or 9-1-1.
For advice or consultation, call Counseling Services at (909) 869-3220. Crisis counselors are available after hours, including evenings, weekends, and during campus closures through a telephone hotline that can be reached at the same number.
For non-emergencies, a confidential tip line is available at (909) 869-3399.