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Authorities thwarted student's plot for mass shooting at Southern California high school

Posted at 6:16 AM, Feb 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-21 09:16:22-05

WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say they've thwarted a student's plot for a mass shooting at a Southern California high school.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Tuesday that a security guard at El Camino High School in Whittier overhead a "disgruntled student" threaten to open fire on the school on Friday, just two days after 17 people were gunned down at a Florida high school.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida tells The Associated Press that deputies discovered "multiple guns and ammunition" after searching the student's home.

Officials wouldn't provide additional details and scheduled a news conference for Wednesday morning.