Yet another school shooter in Los Angeles was arrested. According to reports, a 13-year-old allegedly threatened to shoot at a South L.A. Middle School on Friday, November 22. The shooting was to take place at Animo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School. After obtaining a search warrant, authorities seized multiple gun-related items in the child’s home. These included:
- An unregistered rifle with a high-capacity magazine
- 100 rounds of ammunition
- A list of students and staff
- A hand-drawn map of the school
Many students overheard the threat which led teachers to email the administration about the issue and their concerns. After receiving the notes, administrators quickly contacted deputies.
Law Enforcement’s Response
Sheriff Alex Villanueva indicated that because of these actions on behalf of teachers and the administration a potential tragedy was prevented. Because the rifle was not registered, there is an active investigation into where it came from.
At first, it was believed that the gun was a “ghost rifle” which means it was built by putting gun parts together rendering no official serial number. However, this turned out not to be the case as the gun had a serial number. Therefore, it was not a ghost gun.
Authorities quickly took the boy into custody and the potential shooting was halted. As a result, he was charged with criminal threats. Due to his age, his identity was not released.
Mass shootings have become all too common in California, a state with strict gun laws. One week prior to this incident two students were shot and killed while three others were injured from a shooting at Saugus High School by a fellow classmate. Saugus Highschool is also in Los Angeles County.
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