14-year-old arrested for planning mass shooting at Napa middle, high schools

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NAPA (KRON) — Napa Police announced the arrest today of a 14-year-old boy who’s accused of making threats of a mass shooting against a middle and high school. 

Police say the department was contacted on New Year’s Eve regarding a River Middle School student “possible planning” a school shooting and threatening to kill another student. 

The suspect allegedly told another student about his shooting plans and threats against Vintage High School and River Middle School. The other student then said they were going to tell their parents and police about what they’d heard. That’s when the suspect threatened to kill the other student, according to police. 

After learning of the allegations, police served a search warrant on the student’s home in Napa. Police say they found evidence relating to the “planning and research” of a mass shooting incident at both threatened schools. 

The 14-year-old suspect was taken into police custody on Jan. 2. 

The police department said in a statement this incident was a potential “tragedy averted” and are thankful the student reached out to police with the information.

Napa Police asks that parents talk to their children and encourage them to say something if they see or hear something. 

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