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South Pasadena Police Department
Monday August 18th, 2014 :: 07:27 p.m. PDT


Police Stop Planned Shooting at South Pasadena High School

South Pasadena Police Detectives stopped a potential mass shooting at South Pasadena High School after receiving information from school officials. SPPD Detectives have been working around the clock since learning that two South Pasadena High School students were plotting to kill three staff members and as many students as possible with firearms.

SPPD Detectives served warrants at the each of the student's homes. Enough evidence was discovered, and based on that evidence the two students were arrested at their homes. One of the students was arrested without incident. The second student resisted arrest and officers had to force entry into his residence. He was captured in the home as he tried to run away from the arresting officers.

“This is a prime example of school officials recognizing suspicious behavior. It was this information that helped prevent a horrific tragedy,” according to Police Sergeant Brian Solinsky.

A news conference is scheduled for:
August 19, 2014
10:00 am
1422 Mission Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030

South Pasadena Police Department
1422 Mission St
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 626-403-7270

Brian Solinsky
[email protected]

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