Two Potential School Shootings Thwarted by Authorities in Los Angeles

Local police announced Friday that officials stopped two school shooting threats in Los Angeles County.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said during a news conference that in one of the incidents, investigators found an AR-15 rifle, 100 rounds of ammunition, a list of targets and a drawing of a school’s layout, NBC News reports.

A 13-year-old male student at Animo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School in Los Angeles was arrested after other students heard about a threat in person and notified staff. Police later searched his home and found the weapon and ammunition, the outlet reported.

Villanueva said authorities are investigating the origin of the AR-15.

“We moved quickly to ensure that no harm came to our students,” Green Dot Public Schools told NBC News. “Our students did everything right by raising concerns with adults.”

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SOURCE: The Hill, Jessica Campisi