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Oklahoma student allegedly planned school shooting on same day as Connecticut massacre

By Dan Rosenfeld,
Told friends he would trap students in auditorium and detonate bombs, students and school tipped off police

Just a few hours after a mass shooting left 26 people dead at a Connecticut elementary school, officials in Bartlesville, Oklahoma possibly prevented what would have been Friday’s second school shooting.

Bartlesville High School student Sammie Eaglebear Chavez, 18, told friends he planned to lure students into the school auditorium, chain the doors shut and start shooting. The Tulsa World reported that “he also told them that if the students assisting him did not do what they were supposed to do, he would not hesitate to kill them and/or himself."

Chavez also allegedly planned to place bombs by the auditorium doors, detonating them when the police arrived. Sources from the school noted his recent talk of buying a Colt .45 handgun, looking up how to build pipe bombs, and getting a map of the school, according to CBS News.

Police arrested him Friday morning and he is currently being held on $1 million bond. He is being charged with a felony threatening to kill.

 
 

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