Two 15-year-old students were arrested on Wednesday for planning to carry out a shooting at the Vista Murrieta High School in Murrieta, California.
A case of teenage delinquency emerged in California as two 15-year-old students were found planning a shooting in their school in California. The school where the shooting was planned to be carried out is Vista Murrieta High School in Murrieta. It was by diligence and prompt action that this effort was quelled. People who were involved in the arrest of these two teenagers are being applauded. The two teenagers who were planning to carry out the shooting have been identified as Reed Peery and Samuel Noble. Even though the students are minors, their names were released because they were arrested on suspicion of a "serious crime."
According to reports, both the students were involved in "serious threats" against students and staff at the school. However, they were caught at the right time. Reed Peery and Samuel Noble were caught because one of them allegedly spoke of the shooting plan during an online conversation with someone on the East Coast. The person with whom the student conversed online notified their local law enforcement authority, who then notified the FBI.
"Thank you for stepping forward, you know, thank you for doing your part to protect our children and the city," Cathy Bearse, a parent, said, referring to the tipster, according to a report by msnbc.com.
The two students were booked into Southwest Juvenile Hall on the very same day they were arrested.
The tipster reportedly told the authorities that the alleged student did not mention a specific date to carry out the shooting plan, but he said that it was "not in the near future."
Both the students were making online threats to students of their school, where they would have been sophomores this year. The parents of the students were notified on Friday of the alleged threats by an automated phone message, which was sent by the Vista Murrieta Principal Darren Daniel, and then the suspects were arrested shortly after. The Vista Murrieta High School is also planning a safety meeting next week to discuss this situation. It is not clear yet what will Reed Peery and Samuel Noble be charged with.