School shooting in California likely thwarted thanks to a security guard’s tip: police

An alert security officer at a California high school helped thwart what police and school officials often fear after a mass shooting: a copycat incident.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said they raced to prevent just such an incident Friday, acting on a tip from a security officer at El Camino High School in Whittier, southeast of Los Angeles. The security officer overheard a “disgruntled student” making threats to open fire in a school.

Investigators arrested the student...

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