Eric Yee – LASD booking photo
Eric Ting Yee, a Valencia man who gained brief national notoriety after he allegedly threatened local children on an ESPN blog, will be back at Los Angeles Superior Court in San Fernando next month after his case was continued.
Yee and his father, Roger Manfoo Yee, are being charged with possession of an illegal weapon.
The concern prompted local school district officials to file a temporary restraining order against Yee. District officials would like to see a permanent status on the order.
“We are following the Yee case closely,” said Gail Pinsker, spokeswoman for the William S. Hart Union High School District. “The safety of our students and staff is our No. 1 priority.”
The next date is Feb 19 for a preliminary hearing setting in Dept. S in San Fernando.
Yee was arrested after he posted that he wouldn’t mind seeing a few kids murdered that he could see outside his window on the ESPN blog.
Sheriff’s deputies then went to Yee’s parents’ house to detain Yee following the threats he posted and discovered multiple illegal weapons in the house.
Yee was arrested along with his father, Roger Manfoo Yee, for possession of illegal firearms.
Yee was released Sept. 20, after posting bail which was reduced from $1 million to $100,000.
The Saugus Union and William S. Hart High School Districts obtained the restraining orders on Sept. 25.
Saugus Union and Hart district officials sought a permanent restraining order against Valencia High School grad Eric Yee.
“Until the criminal situation is resolved, the temporary restraining order stays in effect,” said Joan Lucid, superintendent of Saugus Union. “Every school in the Hart district and every school in the Saugus district has a restraining order against Mr. Yee.”
Yee, 21, had his restraining order case continued in court until the disposition of his criminal case could be addressed.
Yee was arrested in September, following comments he made on an ESPN blog allegedly stating that he was looking out the window and wouldn’t mind killing school children. Yee was soon ordered to stay away from schools in both districts and later charged for possession of illegal firearms.
Yee and his father pleaded not guilty on possession of illegal firearms.