- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Police in South Pasadena say they’ve stopped a mass shooting from taking place in one area high school with the arrest of two teenagers.

The teens were plotting to kill staff and students — as many as they could at South Pasadena High School, police alleged, the Utah People’s Post reported.

Police and detectives say they were tipped off to the intended killing spree by some administrators at the school. They then obtained search warrants for the homes of the two suspects, the Utah People’s Post reported.

South Pasadena police did not reveal the details of the search, the suspects’ names or the location of the teens’ detention. But in a statement, police said “enough evidence was discovered, and based on that evidence the two students were arrested. … [One] resisted arrest and officers had to force entry into his residence. He was captured in the home as he tried to run away from the arresting officers,” the Utah People’s Post reported.

The police statement also said the teens were targeting three staff members at the school, and also wanted to kills as many students as possible.

Police Sgt. Brian Solinsky said in a statement: “This is a prime example of school officials recognizing suspicious behavior. It was this information [from tipsters] that helped prevent a horrific tragedy,” the news outlet reported.

Police are expected to disclose more details at a Tuesday press conference.