An unidentified 12-year-old California boy allegedly threatened to shoot a teacher and 23 of his classmates at Twin Peaks Middle School in Poway, California (video below).
According to KFMB-TV, police arrested the boy on Saturday and referred him to a hospital for evaluation.
The seventh-grade suspect allegedly threatened to attack the school on Monday. In an email, the boy said that he had 3,000 rounds of ammunition.
“Obviously this situation is both saddening and disturbing,” Poway Unified School District superintendent John Collins told U-T San Diego. “However, it is critical that all touched by this threat understand that the system worked. An anonymous threat was made. He was identified and with multiple agencies working together, the threat was averted.”
San Diego County Sheriff’s officials said on Sunday that they found three shotguns, five rifles and several computers in the boy’s home. The weapons belonged to his father, who reportedly cooperated with the search.
“At the time we searched the search warrant, all the weapons were locked up,” said Sheriff’s Capt. Bill Donahue. “We are told that the student did not have access to the weapons.”
Even though the child is confined to a hospital, one parent was concerned that the attack would still take place and said: “My child’s not going to school [on Monday]. We’re just gonna evaluate it.”