Pasadena Students Charged With Planning Mass Shooting
Two South Pasadena High School students have been arrested for planning a mass shooting.
School officials reported the suspected plot to police on Thursday, but did not say how they learned of it. The pair had been under surveillance since the report, South Pasadena police Sgt. Brian Solinsky said.
He would not elaborate on the plans or what form they took, but Solinsky said they were “very specific” and included named targets.
[su_r_sky_ad]“This is a prime example of school officials recognizing suspicious behavior,” Solinsky said in a statement. “It was this information that helped prevent a horrific tragedy.”…
Sgt. Robert Bartl said the suspects researched rifles, handguns, submachine guns, bombs and explosives, specifically propane.
“They were researching weapons and how to fire and assemble them,” Bartl said.
Bartl said a submachine gun can fire several rounds per second and can “cause catastrophe.”
The boys told police during the investigation what they had researched. Police did not know when they were planning to carry out the shooting.
Bartl said detectives obtained evidence where the boys listed the names of three teachers and two students who they wanted to kill.
Their identities were not available.