Two South Pasadena High School students have been arrested after hatching
out a very specific mass school shooting plot to kill as many people as
possible. Police officials launched an investigation on the two teens,
ages 16 and 17, on a tip received from the South Pasadena High School
Search warrants were served at the boys' home but no weapons were found
and there was no specific target date for the attack confirmed. The boys'
are being held on suspicion of conspiracy and criminal threats. The names
of the two boys have not be released, but the parents of the boys have
made public apologies to the members of the community and to the students,
teachers and parents of the school saying that they do not condone this
type of behavior.
The investigation was conducted with the help of the FBI by reviewing the
boys' social networking posts and internet surveillance. The boys'
had researched weaponry, explosives and methods for disarming people.
Law enforcement officials probed and found out that the two boys had come
up with a detailed plan on how they would accomplish their goal.
Apparently the boys did not have specific people targeted, they were just
planning on killing as many people as possible. After interrogating questions
the boys also stated that they would have been willing to die if it came
down to a police shootout in the end. For now, the boys are in police
custody and Pasadena High School is under much heavier police supervision
for the time being.