SOUTH PASADENA, CA - Just days before the start of the school year, police arrested two students in South Pasadena after authorities found about their plans for a mass school shooting.
Apparently, the 16 and 17-year-old boys were planning to kill three staff members and as many students as they could.
Investigators got a tip about the scheme from school officials and that's when they started checking out their online activity.
"Three or four days of days of surveillance on the internet indicated that they had a very real threat, they had a plan in mind that they were going to execute," Chief Art Miller of South Pasadena, California Police.
Police found out the two teens were looking up stuff about submachine guns, rifles, explosives and tactical techniques.
Definitely not child's play, as we've learned all too often.