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Local News in Brief : * Man Accused of Child Threats

A Lakewood man was arrested Friday for visiting a playground and allegedly telling elementary school children he was going to kill them with an assault rifle

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies arrested James Rollin McLane, 27, at his home a few blocks from Grover Cleveland Elementary School, Deputy Hal Grant said. McLane, dressed in military-style clothing, threatened several children when he spoke to them through a chain-link fence around the school’s playground, Grant said.

“He told them he was going to get his AR-15 rifle and come back and kill them,” Grant said.

The children reported the threat to school officials, who called the Sheriff’s Department.

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McLane was charged with one count of threatening schoolchildren, a felony, and is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail, Grant said.


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