BRAWLEY - Jurors in the Karl Manaig trial on Monday afternoon could not come to an unanimous decision on one count of making criminal threats, while they found him not guilty of the second felony count of making criminal threats.
Manaig, of Imperial, was accused of threatening to shoot two Imperial High classmates to death in February 2018.
The county District Attorney's Office stated it intended to retry the case.
A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for June 12.
The jury deadlocked on count 1, which accused Manaig of threatening to shoot his former senior classmate Natalie Ryan. It found him not guilty of threatening to shoot former classmate Gabriel Lemus Anchondo.
During a Feb. 15, 2018, classroom conversation about the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School of a day prior, Manaig is alleged to have told Ryan and Lemus Anchondo that, if given the opportunity, he would shoot up two Imperial High classrooms.
When pressed by Ryan about whether he would target her as well, Manaig is alleged to have said that she too would get shot if she was unable to run fast enough.
Lemus Anchondo had testified that he considered himself to be included in Manaig's alleged threat and subsequently feared for his life.