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Valley Man Arrested for Making Threats Against Kids on Facebook

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Authorities have arrested a 37-year-old Porter Ranch man after he made several bizarre posts on Facebook, including threats against kids.Mohammed Akbar Baraki was arrested after Homeland Security agents were tipped off to his Facebook page. His wall on the site "was filled with bizarre updates and troubling posts, including one that threatened the lives of school children," explains CBS2, adding:

On his wall, Baraki allegedly wrote: “Newtown is just the beginning of the attacks…more kids must be killed if anyone watched the bin Laden move will be shot at site…this is a final warning to all Americans.”

The Barakis live in the vicinity of an elementary school.

Baraki's father told the news station his son would not harm anyone, but he was "not normal."

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“He doesn’t know how to use weapon, no weapons,” said the father.

The Los Angeles Police Department say Baraki had two pellet guns in his home, which were confiscated. The guns present problems for Baraki; having the guns is a violation of the terms of his probation from an unrelated drug charge.