A possible mass shooting was averted in San Diego today, authorities announced over the weekend.
But thanks to the quick-acting cops and, it would appear, an alert teacher, a 12-year-old was off the street and "numerous rifles and handguns" were seized from his home after San Diego sheriff's officials say an email threatened gunfire at ...
... Twin Peaks Middle School in Poway.
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The San Diego County Sheriff's Department states it learned of the Friday night email Saturday morning:
The threat indicated that on Monday, February 11, 2013, 23 students and a Twin Peaks Middle School teacher would be shot. The email made reference to 3000 rounds of ammunition as well as numerous firearms.
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At 5:30 p.m. Saturday deputies descended on the alleged, 12-year-old sender's home with a search warrant.
Several computers, along with numerous rifles and handguns, were seized from the residence. The student was taken into custody and was admitted to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation.
While the kid was not under arrest, cops noted that the email could constitute a felony terrorist threat and that his case would be evaluated by the San Diego County District Attorney's office.