Another High School Shooting, This One Was Successfully Averted.
An overheard conversation between students leads to finding a cache of guns and ammunition.
The story is all too similar. A disgruntled student having access to lethal weapons.
It started in the hallways of El Camino High School in California. According to CBS News the resource officer overhead a student talking about attacking the school two days after Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting that left 17 dead.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has now confirmed that a security guard at El Camino High School thwarted a mass shooting on Friday.
Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the boy’s residence after receiving a report about the “disgruntled student.” A spokesperson for LA County Sheriff, Nicole Nishida, told the Associated Press that the deputies found in the boy’s home “multiple guns and ammunition.”
Twitter responded with, “So law enforcement acted on a tip and thus prevented a crime? No additional laws were passed in the meantime? Someone call the FBI…well that will not get answered.” – TRollinLT
Another wrote, “He did a better job than the FBI.” – @HeatForce
It’s interesting to note that California laws do not allow teachers k-12 to shoot a student who is shooting at them or other children.