Skooter reporting 03/08/12
A 16-year-old boy who was a student at Notre Dame High School and who purportedly planned to bring a gun to his Sherman Oaks high school and shot dead at least three people was arrested Tuesday after police received a hint from a parent, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The teen’s name was not released because he is a minor, Capt. Paul Snell, commanding officer of LAPD Van Nuys Division said.
"It was a terrorist threat similar to other schools around the country," said Snell, recalling to the fresh Ohio school shooting spree where a 17-year-old boy killed three students.
The student had been miserable after the recent death of his grandmother and was dealing with other medical conditions, Snell said. He supposedly divulged to a friend that he has a plan to kill a couple of other students and a teacher, Snell said.
"He had talked about going in and killing several people at the school," Snell said. "There are some indications that there may have been some grade issues with the teacher."
There was no clear motive why the teen wanted to kill the other two students, Snell said. When another student happens to eavesdrop the conversation, he reported what he heard to a parent, who called then the police, Snell said.
While being questioned by police, the teen admitted to the plot. A well conditioned WWII-era M1 carbine rifle was recovered by police and was believed the teen intended to use it in the shooting. The said student was being held without bail, and upon release he would be sent to a medical facility.
The investigation was still on process.
Source: LA Daily News