Mass shooting plot for SoCal high school thwarted
WHITTIER, Calif. — Authorities say they’ve thwarted a student’s plot for a mass shooting at a Southern California high school.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday that a security guard at El Camino High School in Whittier overhead a “disgruntled student” threaten to open fire on the school on Friday, just two days after 17 people were gunned down at a Florida high school.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida tells The Associated Press deputies discovered “multiple guns and ammunition” after searching the student’s home.
Officials wouldn’t provide additional details but scheduled a news conference for Wednesday.
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