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California man accused of threatening to blow up two Indiana high schools

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The man who threatened to blow up an Indiana high school and mall is now behind bars.

Buster Hernandez, age 26, was arrested in California and will be taken to Indiana to face charges of child exploitation and threats to use an explosive device.

The threats were made on Facebook under the name "Brian Kil" in late 2015 and early 2016. Hernandez allegedly said he had three pipe bombs, two handguns and a small rifle and planned to use them at different locations in the Plainfield area.

The threats prompted the evacuation and closure of both a mall and Plainfield High School.

"The consequences of exploiting our children in the southern district of Indiana is federal prison, behind a wall, usually in another state," said Josh Minkler, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Indiana. "If you don't believe me, ask former Subway pitchman, Jared Fogle, who these men investigated."

"Brian Kil" later posted that the threats were all just a joke and he had no intention of following through with them.

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