Teen Arrested For Alleged Shooting Threat Against LA Area School

Teen Arrested For Alleged Shooting Threat Against LA Area School

Teen Arrested For Alleged Shooting Threat Against LA Area School

A 13-year-old boy who police consider meant to carry out a school shooting at a Southern California middle school was held after deputies uncovered an AR-15-style rifle, a large cache of ammo, a list of intended victims and a drawing of the school's layout, officials said Friday. The students immediately told teachers, who notified the sheriff's department.

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department announced the arrest Friday after receiving reports of a 13-year-old student, whose name was withheld because of his age, planning an attack on Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School.

Only two of those threats have been deemed credible and resulted in arrests, Boese said.

On his Twitter page, Los Angeles County Undersheriff Murakami said sheriff's Century Station deputies "responded to a call of a student who threatened to shoot other students and staff". "In this case, the fact that people took a step forward and said what ... they had heard led us to be able to prevent what would have been a tragedy today", he said.

After the fight, one of the students made threats on social media and posted photographs of a person holding a firearm, the statement said.

Investigators are trying to determine where he got the gun. Villanueva said the boy admitted posting threats along with pictures of a teen with a gun.

The arrest comes a week after police and witnesses said a 16-year-old boy opened fire on his classmates at Saugus High School, spreading panic throughout the Santa Clarita campus and surrounding neighborhoods.

In a separate case, a boy at another school was taken into custody involving a planned shooting.

The student was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats.

Agents who served a search warrant at the boy's house discovered an AR-15 style gun, 100 rounds of ammunition, a list of names and a drawing of the school on Thursday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. No weapon was recovered. Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow pulled the.45-caliber semi-automatic pistol from his backpack on November 14, his birthday, and shot students at Saugus High School in Los Angeles seemingly at random before turning the gun on himself. Villanueva later clarified the weapon has a serial number.

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