Security guard at a US high school admits selling homemade explosives

In California, United States, a 27-year-old security guard named Angelo Jackson Mendiver pleaded guilty to charges of manufacturing and trafficking in explosives.

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The former campus security officer, Angelo Jackson Mendiver, of Arvin High School in Bakersfield has admitted to charges of manufacturing and trafficking explosive materials, according to a statement from the Ministry of Justice.

Authorities revealed that in June, over 225 kilograms of homemade explosives were seized at Mendiver’s residence, and more than half a ton was found at the home of an underage individual alleged to be involved in the conspiracy.

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Selling explosives on Instagram

Prosecutors stated that 27-year-old Jackson used an Instagram account to sell explosives and assisted the underage student at Bakersfield High School in carrying out transactions and “mailing explosives to residents of other states.”

In a statement by the Department of Justice, it was mentioned that “Mendiver, in an Instagram message to the minor, sent a photo of a titanium salute, an explosive device, followed by two videos he made about homemade explosive devices, along with the statement ‘homemade kills all consumers.'”

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Jackson is also charged with making false statements to FBI agents.

Expected to appear in court in April for sentencing, Jackson faces a maximum of 5 years in prison and a $250 fine for each charge.


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