Two South Pasadena teens have been charged with allegedly planning a shooting at their high school, prosecutors said Wednesday.
The boys, aged 16 and 17, are each charged with one count of making criminal threats.
Both are slated to be arraigned this afternoon in Pasadena Juvenile Court.
The teens allegedly began making detailed arrangements to kill three staff members at South Pasadena High School and gun down as many students as possible.
The pair told another student about the mass shooting plan and they threatened to kill him, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
The plan was thwarted after the boys were arrested following a police investigation into the alleged plot.
The boys were arrested Monday, August 18, after a search of their homes. South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller said the threat the teo posed was credible.
"It was very viable, what they were plotting," Miller said. "They were making a huge plan of a school massacre."
Searches of the boys' computers turned up evience they were looking at weapons, bomb making supplies and bulletproof vests, Miller said.
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