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"Pop pop pop, get ready to watch the Yucca kids drop"

12/20/2012 11:49AM, Published by Steve, Categories: News


Photo from alleged perpetrator's Facebook page, modified to protect identity



By Steve Brown

"Pop pop pop, get ready to watch the Yucca kids drop."

That's what the Yucca Valley High School student posted on Facebook on Wednesday of this week.  What may have been intended as a sick joke was taken appropriately as a threat by law enforcement.

The comment, made in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, was posted on a page that featured a page of another young man (not the student making the threat - we have modified the photo to protect that individual's identity), holding an assault rifle with the question, "Is your joke still funny?" framing the photo.  The cover photo on the student's Facebook page shows a heavily armed individual in a military uniform with the quote, "Only in death does duty end," labeled as a "thought for the day."

The following is a transcript of the Facebook post being investigated by law enforcement officials today.  It has been edited to help protect the identities of those commenting.

21 hours ago.

Pop pop pop, get ready to watch the Yucca kids drop.

— with ____ and 14 others. .

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___ likes this..

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Student: Yuo can get me on the 21st, k?

20 hours ago · Like.. ...

Student: Won't be at school tomarrow.

20 hours ago · Like..

Student: OR friday...

20 hours ago · Like..

Commenter: >.> your dead to me

20 hours ago · Like · 2.. ...

Commenter: Where am I in this

20 hours ago · Like..

Commenter: Wtf that end of the world shit ain't real

20 hours ago · Like..

Commenter: lol, captain obvious strikes again

20 hours ago · Like · 2..

Commenter: That is not even funny.

18 hours ago · Like · 6..

Commenter: yeah shoot them all!

14 hours ago · Like · 1..

Commenter: Youre fucking sick

14 hours ago · Like · 5..

Commenter: its not ganna happen

14 hours ago · Like · 1..

Commenter: I hope you go to jail, & get death sentanced... Ugly ass

14 hours ago · Like..

Commenter: people keep saying shooting at school and its not funny its scary and [student] saying pop pop pop get ready to watch the yucca kids drop isnt funny

14 hours ago · Like · 2..

Commenter: some emo scene kid isn't going to do shit .

14 hours ago · Like · 1..

Commenter: Lets make a fake Facebook.... #sicckkk

14 hours ago · Like..

Commenter: This isn't as funny as I thought it would be

14 hours ago · Like..

Commenter: you thought it would be funny! wtf

14 hours ago · Like..

Commenter: Also why do you have ___ picture?

14 hours ago · Like..

Commenter: stop saying lol

14 hours ago · Like..

Commenter: its not funny

14 hours ago · Like..

Commenter: This... this entertains me; and I don't even go to that cesspool of retardation you people call a school anymore

14 hours ago · Edited · Like · 1..

Commenter: I used to go to school there. lol. just a punk ass bitch.

14 hours ago · Like · 1..

Commenter: I remember someone said they were gonna shoot up that shithole 2 years ago when I went there. All they did was bring bullets >.>

14 hours ago · Like..

Commenter: the kid in the profile pic is ___ not [the student], [the student] used his pic so dont flip on ___ as for [the student] hes just an idiot this isnt a real threat. but its not right to post something like this agreed

14 hours ago · Like · 1..

Commenter: thats stupid

14 hours ago · Like..

Commenter: it doesn't matter these kids are going to keep doing this stuff

14 hours ago · Like · 1..

Commenter:i just dont want ___ to get jumped because of being mistaken for [the student] XX

14 hours ago · Like · 1..

Commenter: ik same here

14 hours ago · Like · 2..

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Commenter: Wow you are one immature kid enough said. Grow up

11 hours ago · Like · 1..

Commenter: this is the kind of shit that makes me fucking sick, after kids , little kids from the sandy hook el. wont be spending their christmas with their families, some stupid kid thinks its funny to make it a joke.. sickening.. I hope you get into soo much trouble. screen shooting this too. anyone else with an iphone screenshot this please

9 hours ago · Like · 1..

Commenter: You know you little sick child!!!you put my son in the mix and another innocent boy ___,because your stupidity,that was not funny and guess what the police are comming to talk to my son and he will let them know how stupid you were to post a discusting joke and put fear into us parents if god forbid something like this happened in our town!!!!!Don't put my son in your posts and after this you will be blocked from him!!!!Think next time..

4 hours ago · Like · 4..

Commenter: My brother has an.....interesting sense of humor. Seeing as how someone just reported an odd sense of humor as a "terroristic threat" and the police no, for no real reason, are on the lookout for him.....I suppose that, rather than not get involved as I usually do, perferring to let each man, woman and child be a state of freedom unto themselves.....I will have to intervene in some form or another.

about an hour ago · Like · 1..

Commenter: if ___ gets in trouble for this,you honestly dont want to be alive anymore after this you discust me and you better hide because you cant hide forever

about an hour ago · Like..

Commenter: okay ive been talking to [the student] and he only put this up to make fun of the rumors now i will admit it was stupid and childish but he ment no threats it was only a joke

about an hour ago · Like · 1..

Commenter: Umm No That's No Sense Of Humor That's Just Sickening No Person In The Right Mind WOULD EVER Call This Humor!!!! He Obviously Needs Some Psychological Help Like He Scared So Many Students And Parents That They Wanna Take There Kids Away From Public Schools Like Its Just Sickening I Hope They Catch Your Brother And Get Him The Help He Needs Because This Shit Ain't Funny And If You Were A Good Brother You Would Do Whats Best And Stop Him Right Now And Get Him The Help he Needs But You're Just Sitting There Procrastinating Whether Or Not If You Should Intervene You're A Good Brother Right?!?!?!?! OBVIOUSLY NOT This Really Disgusts Me

about an hour ago · Like · 1..

Commenter: dude it disgusts everyone okay. the only thing that pisses me off is he pretended to be ___.

about an hour ago · Like..

Commenter: [The student] is a very messed up person but in now way did he mean for people to get hurt or scared

about an hour ago · Like..

Commenter: your not helping any, [the student] is still going to get in trouble because everyone else saw it as a threat and you better tell him not to pretend to be someone else ever again exspecially not ___

about an hour ago · Like.. ...

Individual in photo: He didnt pretend too be me. He just took the picture off my facebook too troll me. Enough accusing me with this shit. Seriously its like everyone is a damn Sheeple Jumping on another HATE bandwagon.

42 minutes ago · Like · 1..

Commenter: My boyfriend is gonna play hacky sack with ass

36 minutes ago · Like..

Commenter: *your

36 minutes ago · Like..

Individual in photo: Me?

36 minutes ago · Like..

Commenter: Not you. This little boy [the student].

35 minutes ago · Like..

Commenter: Hes also innocent

34 minutes ago · Like..

Commenter: Maybe he ment it as a joke, but do you realize how crazy and stupid it sounds after little baby kids, ages 5 and 6 were murdered at a school shooting? .. its a tragedy, its not a fake sympathy bandwagon.. why wouldn't anyone be afraid of these threats after that happened? Stop acting crazy like it was a little joke, this kid [the student] should have known that it would have been taken seriously.

22 minutes ago · Like..

Commenter: No. You guys are jumping on the Lets hate on this kid Bandwagon because you think hes going too shoot up on school, Just as everyone is hating on me. When you dont even know for sure whose going too do it youre just being fucking sheeple.

15 minutes ago · Like..

Commenter: No I don't think he will shoot up a school. I think he's sheeple for joking about it, knowing that it would get him introuble, and it would get him attention, and knowing using someone else's picture would make it an even bigger deal, after not long ag...See More

9 minutes ago · Like..

Commenter: Lol wut? ^

8 minutes ago · Like..

Individual in photo: Yeah. Well, Ive known [the student] since 5th grade, And Im going too defend him.

7 minutes ago · Like

See also:

http://thesunrunner.com/2012/12/20/threats-of-gun-violence-made-against-yucca-valley-schools-this-morning



california san bernardino county sheriffs department yucca valley sheriff morongo unified school threat violence yucca valley high school lockdown gun threat joke yucca newtown sandy hook gun control facebook yvhs


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