The sheriff of Los Angeles County says his detectives foiled what might have been a shooting massacre at a South Los Angeles school just over a week after a deadly school shooting in Santa Clarita.
During a Friday news conference Sheriff Alex Villanueva said a 13-year-old boy was arrested along with an "adult family member" following a reported threat made against Animo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School in South Los Angeles.
Villanueva said deputies who conducted a search of the boy's home seized an AR-15 rifle, approximately 100 rounds of ammunition, a list of people who are suspected to have been targets, and a drawing of the school's layout. The suspect allegedly had silencers and body armor.
On November 14th a 16-year-old boy used an unregistered gun to fatally shoot two classmates at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, just . Three other students were wounded in that shooting before the gunman shot himself with a 45-caliber semi-automatic handgun. He died later in the hospital.