2 Students Arrested, ‘Potential Mass Shooting’ at California School Thwarted: Police

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Two South Pasadena High School students were arrested after allegedly plotting a mass shooting at the school, police announced Monday evening.

Two teens were allegedly planning to shoot and kill students and staff at South Pasadena High School, police said on Aug. 18, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) Two teens were allegedly planning to shoot and kill students and staff at South Pasadena High School, police said on Aug. 18, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

South Pasadena Police Department detectives began an investigation after receiving information from school officials that the students were allegedly planning “to kill 3 staff members and as many students as possible with firearms,” a news release from the department stated.

After serving warrants at their homes, detectives were able to obtain enough evidence to arrest the students, police said.

One of the students was taken into custody without incident, but the other, identified as a male, resisted and tried to flee, according to the release. He was eventually caught by arresting officers.

The detectives “stopped a potential mass shooting” as a result of the…

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