Written by AARON CASTREJON
WEST COVINA - Real machetes and replica body armor, replica handguns and replica rifles were found while searching the home of a man accused of threatening high school students.
Derek Pena, 21, was found in his residence and arrested without incident after West Covina detectives were busy determining the source of a threat and video regarding South Hills High School, West Covina Police said.
The unspecified threat and video surfaced November 8, one day after detectives were determining the source of additional threats, the latter deemed non-credible, West Covina Police said.
The November 7 threats of violence detailed a potential school shooting, West Covina Police said.
It is unclear who perpetrated the November 7 threats.
Pena was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.