Ontario school shooting plot defendant follows Hitler, is danger to other groups, prosecutor says

An 18-year-old accused of planning to murder classmates at Ontario Christian High School was also a danger to “several groups,” followed Hitler’s beliefs and had expressed a dislike for “minorities” and “LGBTQ” people, a prosecutor said Thursday, Feb. 15.

Sebastian Bailey Villaseñor was arraigned Thursday in Superior Court in Rancho Cucamonga via video from West Valley Detention Center. Judge Arthur Benner II entered not-guilty pleas on his behalf to five counts of attempted murder and one count of attempted criminal threats.

Villaseñor is being represented by the San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office. The next hearing was scheduled for Feb. 20.

Supervising Deputy District Attorney Joe Gaetano on Thursday successfully argued that Villaseñor should continue to be held without bail. The criminal complaint says the victims of the attempted murders are four girls and one boy, and that the victim of the attempted threat is a girl.

In speaking to the judge Thursday, Gaetano identified possible additional targets that had not been disclosed during a news conference Wednesday at the Ontario Police Department.

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