A school shooting has been prevented in Los Angeles County, authorities stated Friday, after a student was discovered with an AR-15, ammunition and a list of designated victims.
Los Angeles County deputies reacted to a call of a student who threatened to shoot other students and staff, Undersheriff Tim Murakami tweeted Friday morning.
After a search warrant was secured, detectives confiscated an AR-15, ammunition, a list of intended victims and a drawing of the school layout, Murakami stated.
Ghost guns are almost untraceable because they are constructed from gun parts and have no serial number.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department stated Friday that it arrested a 13-year-old boy for allegedly threatening to carry out a mass shooting at his middle school. Deputies found an unregistered AR-15 rifle, ammunition, and a list of students and teachers’ names at his home.
The student attends Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School in Willowbrook, in South Los Angeles.
On the same day, about 80 miles north, another teen purportedly threatened to shoot classmates at Knight High School in Palmdale, California.
After getting suspended for his involvement in a fight on campus, the student posted a picture of another teen holding a firearm and bullets on social media and wrote “threatening quotes” and other menacing messages online, Villanueva stated.
Deputies investigated and, during his interview, the student admitted to making the threats. They then arrested him for making criminal threats and he was transported to Sylmar Juvenile Hall.
This thwarted shooting occurs one week after two students were shot and killed at Saugus High School, which is also in Los Angeles County. Three more students were shot and injured in the Nov. 14 attack, which was allegedly carried out by a classmate, who sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The 16-year-old Saugus High School suspect also handled a ghost gun, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva stated Thursday.