Police said Wednesday that they discovered two AR-15 rifles, two handguns, and 90 high capacity military-grade magazines at the home of the student who allegedly planned to shoot up his Southern California high school. The student was arrested on charges of making criminal threats. The teen’s brother, 28, has also been arrested on weapons charges.
The brother said he was in the military and had shipped the weapons over from Texas, where he had been stationed. The student, who is being held without bail, remains unidentified due to being a minor. He had an “extensive” disciplinary history. “We responded quickly and effectively when we first learned about the potentially dangerous threat that was made by the student and contacted law enforcement immediately,” Superintendent Hasmik Danielian of the Norwalk-La Mirada school district said. Law enforcement officers in the region have been on high alert since 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz allegedly opened fire in the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day.