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Two California youths accused of plotting high school shooting spree

Published on Aug 19, 2014 12:14 PM

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Police in the Los Angeles suburb of South Pasadena said on Monday that they had thwarted a mass shooting plot with the arrest of two teenagers who were conspiring to kill several staffers and as many fellow students as possible at their high school.

Detectives were tipped off to the plot by South Pasadena High School administrators and arrested the two students after serving search warrants at each of their homes, the South Pasadena Police Department said in a statement posted online.

"Enough evidence was discovered, and based on that evidence the two students were arrested," the statement said, though it did not identify the pair or make clear when they were taken into custody.

One of the youths was detained without incident, while the second student "resisted arrest and officers had to force entry into his residence," police said. "He was captured in the home as he tried to run away from the arresting officers," police said.

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