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Authorities say Whittier school shooting plot thwarted

Authorities say have they thwarted a "disgruntled" student's plan to carry out a mass shooting at a high school in Whittier.

An on-campus security officer at El Camino High School overheard the student threaten to shoot up the school and alerted deputies Friday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

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Investigators seized a "collection of weapons and ballistic evidence" from the student's home, authorities said.

A news conference was scheduled for Wednesday morning.

UPDATES:

11:30 p.m.: This article was updated with staff reporting.

This article was originally published at 11:15 p.m.

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