KHSD employee indicted on federal explosives charges


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — An employee with the Kern High School District was indicted Thursday on charges including conspiracy to commit offenses against the U.S. and manufacturing and dealing in explosive materials.

According to Department of Justice officials, a federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment against Angelo Jackson Mendiver, 26, of Bakersfield.

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Mendiver allegedly used an Instagram account to sell explosives and materials. He worked closely with a male student from East Bakersfield High School, according to the complaint.

A search warrant executed at Mendiver’s residence on June 1 turned up roughly 500 pounds of explosives and explosive materials, officials said. Another 500 pounds of explosives and explosive materials were seized at the juvenile’s house, officials said.

Mendiver is scheduled for arraignment on June 15.


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