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California school student arrested for alleged shooting plot

California school student arrested for alleged shooting plot
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6:10 AM EST, February 15, 2024, updated: 6:21 AM EST, February 15, 2024

This weekend, police in Ontario, California, arrested an 18-year-old student. He is accused of planning a school shooting, and multiple firearms were found in his home.

Sebastian Villasenor is an 18-year-old student from Ontario, California, attending Ontario Christian High School in San Bernardino County and has no criminal history. After a police investigation, he was arrested Sunday. As Ontario Police Chief Michael Lorenz said during the press conference, through numerous interviews, the officers were able to determine that Villasenior could have killed five people and was considering another one.

Moreover, police officers found in Villasenor's house a lot of firearms, including seven rifles, two revolvers, one handgun, one shotgun, and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

According to the Associated Press, the whole investigation started after the report from Villasenor's classmate, who was concerned that the 18-year-old had an excessive interest in school shootings and weapons.

"We’re grateful to God for his protection, we’re grateful for the Ontario police for the excellent work … and we’re grateful to a student who was brave enough to say something when he saw that something was off", said on the press conference Ben Dykhouse, the principal of Ontario Christian High School.

Sources: Associated Press, CBS News, San Bernardino Sun

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