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Brea School Shooting Rumors

by: Brea PD
Posted: April 24, 2017

BREA...Since the April 19, 2017 arrest of a Brea High School student for Criminal Threats, there have been a number of rumors circulating about a planned shooting. The next morning there was a posting on a social media site that indicated the arrested student had planned to carry out a shooting today, April 20th, which is the 18 year anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. While this is still an ongoing investigation, police can say that they have not uncovered any evidence that this suspect planned an attack, nor have seen any direct reference to the Columbine incident. 

With the proliferation of social media, it is very easy for rumors such as this to spread like wildfire and suddenly be referred to as facts. Please be cautious about forwarding things such as this, that have not come directly from a verified law enforcement source. 

Brea police understand that parents and students are concerned about an incident such as this, and curious for additional details. If there is any additional information the police will release as much information as they can, but they have to be mindful of the investigative process and cannot afford to jeopardize a criminal investigation, just so we can satisfy the public's desire for more details.

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