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Police foil high schoolers' plan for mass shooting on first day of school

Police foil high schoolers' plan for mass shooting on first day of school

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Aug 19, 2014

Tipped off by South Pasadena High School officials, the South Pasadena Police Department was able to foil a potential mass shooting planned for the first day of school in California.

 

According to a press release, “This is a prime example of school officials recognizing suspicious behavior. It was this information that helped prevent a horrific tragedy,” Police Sergeant Brian Solinsky says in a statement.

"SPPD Detectives have been working around the clock since learning that two South Pasadena High School students were plotting to kill three staff members and as many students as possible with firearms," details the press release. 

The SPPD served warrants at both suspects' houses and enough evidence was collected to arrest both on the scene. One student resisted arrest and attempted to depart from his residence, but was captured. The second student was arrested reportedly without incident.

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Julianne Cassidy is a newly Nashville-based entertainment journalist from Philadelphia.