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Taiwanese deportee lands in Taiwan, taken for questioning

2018/12/11 22:48:53

An Tso Sun (孫安佐, second left)

Taipei, Dec. 11 (CNA) A Taiwanese student who was deported from the United States after threatening to shoot up his school landed at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Tuesday and was immediately taken to the Shilin District Prosecutors Office for questioning.

According to prosecutors, the office has the right to bring An Tso Sun (孫安佐) to trial.

The son of television celebrities Sun Peng (孫鵬) and Di Ying (狄鶯), An Tso Sun was arrested March 26 and charged with making terror threats after he threatened to carry out a mass shooting May 1 at Bonner and Prendergast Catholic High School in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

The teenager said he was only joking when he talked about shooting up his school.

However, authorities there found ammunition and various types of firearms in his bedroom, including a 9mm handgun made with parts that he bought online.

On June 4, Sun pleaded guilty to the charges against him and was sentenced to 4-23 months incarceration, with immediate parole and credit for time served. He was released into Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody June 5 and charged federally with being an alien in possession of ammunition.

On Aug. 28, Sun entered a guilty plea to the federal charge.

At a sentencing hearing at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Nov. 19, the 18-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of being an alien in possession of ammunition.

He was sentenced to time served (approximately five-and-a-half months) and required to forfeit the ammunition in his possession.

The judge ordered that Sun be removed from the country and permanently barred from entering the United States.

(By Wu Jui-chi and Ko Lin)