Shooting plot at El Camino High School in SoCal thwarted, police say

Elias Hubbard
February 21, 2018

Cops in California may have thwarted another school shooting plot after learning a "disgruntled" student threatened to bring a gun to school, authorities said.

An aerial view of El Camino High School in the unincorporated community of South Whittier is seen on February 21, 2018.

Investigators recovered numerous weapons and other evidence after a search of the student's home, according to sheriff's officials.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said a security guard at El Camino High School in Whittier, located east of Los Angeles, overheard the student threaten to open fire on the school Friday.

The student, who was not identified, did not have a weapon on him when officials at the Whittier school confronted him.

The threat came after a teacher told the student not to have electronic devices out during class time after the student brought headphones into class and left them out.

"It was a threat to come back and bring a gun", he said.

El Camino High School in Whittier, Calif., where a security guard allegedly overheard a "disgruntled student" threatening to shoot at the school.El Camino High School in Whittier, Calif., where a security guard allegedly overheard a "disgruntled student" threatening to shoot at the school.

Jacobsen said he thought the student had been arrested, but a sheriff's detective would not confirm whether that had happened as of Tuesday.

Sheriff Jim McDonnell is expected to release more information at a news conference later today.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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