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Four Teens Arrested After Police Uncover Shooting Plot to ‘Kill as Many People as Possible’ at California High School

Four teenagers have been arrested after detectives uncovered an alleged plot to shoot students and teachers at their Northern California high school.

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department announced Saturday that the shooting plot at the school in Tuolumne in the Sierra Nevada foothills was in the beginning stages and no one got hurt.

Sheriff Jim Mele said detectives found evidence verifying the plot, which he said was ‘very detailed in nature and included the names of victims, locations and methods in which the plan was to be carried out.’

Thankful: The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department announced Saturday that the shooting plot Summerville High in the Sierra Nevada foothills was in the beginning stages and no one got hurt

‘They were going to come on campus and shoot and kill as many people as possible on the campus,’ Mele said.

Close call: Four students were arrested in the plot, which Sheriff Jim Mele said got 'pretty dog-gone close' to becoming a reality

He said the probe began Wednesday after fellow students at Summerville High School noticed suspicious activities and reported them to the school staff.

The suspects were arrested for investigation of conspiracy to commit an assault with deadly weapons.

‘I believe, with all my heart, the reason we were able to stop this was because we have a level of trust within our community,’ Mele said, according to the Modesto Bee. ‘When you have a level of trust with the law enforcement, your education – we meet monthly, we meet constantly – you can do this.’

The sheriff lauded the swift action taken by school administrators and the students who came forward…(read more)

 

Source: Daily Mail Online

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