South Pasadena, Ca., police said they uncovered a mass-shooting plot at South Pasadena High School, arresting two students on suspicion of planning to “kill three staff members and as many students as possible with firearms,” reports the Los Angeles Times. The two students were arrested after detectives served search warrants at their homes. One of the students resisted arrest, prompting officers to force their way into his home. “He was captured in the home as he tried to run away,” said Sgt. Brian Solinsky.
School officials became aware of suspicious behavior and contacted law enforcement authorities. “It was this information that helped prevent a horrific tragedy,” Solinsky said. South Pasadena Unified School District Supt. Geoff Yantz said that school administrators were informed of a “credible threat of potential school violence” and immediately contacted police.