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School shooting plot thwarted in Oklahoma

Sammie Chavez

Sammie Chavez

Columbine-style school shooting foiled at Bartlesville High School:

Oklahoma student arrested for ‘plotting to bomb and shoot students at high school’ on SAME DAY as Connecticut massacre:

Oklahoma teen arrested for alleged school attack plot, hours before assault in Connecticut:

In wake of Friday’s tragedy In Newtown a lot of people were left asking how can a tragedy like this be prevented, in the majority of cases they are. For example on prior to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary an 18-year-old named Sammie Chavez was arrested for allegedly plotting a school shooting at Bartlesville High School in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

Chavez was arrested early Friday morning on charges of threats to kill which is a felony in Oklahoma. According to local police Chavez allegedly tried recruiting others in to assisting in his plot and threatened to shoot them if they did not assist. They say he planned to have the auditorium chained shut then begin shooting then he would detonate bombs when the police arrived. Reports also say that Chavez had told a teacher that he had recently purchased a .45. Other students supposedly told police that they saw Chavez researching Columbine. It’s also been reported that he was trying to obtain diagrams of the school as well.

So while we’re praying and thinking of the victims in Newtown let’s also pray for and thank the countless number of investigators and law enforcement that stop tragedies like Newtown from happening in the first place.

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  • Your_Pal_Nancy

    Oh wow, this is my hometown.

    • http://gplus.to/trenchreynolds Trench Reynolds

      This is why no one should ever think “It can’t happen here.”

      • Your_Pal_Nancy

        I agree, however this doesn’t surprise me. Bartlesville is a messed up little town. It was actually featured in BB not too long ago, too. I won’t even go back to visit.

  • Soobs

    And give thanks to those who turned his sorry ass, in to authorities.

    • http://gplus.to/trenchreynolds Trench Reynolds

      That too.