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Two Anaheim high school students aged 16 and 17 are arrested for plotting gun and bomb attack on Instagram


  • The two male students were arrested before school started on Thursday 
  • Staff at Savanna High School in Anaheim, California, saw their posts on Instagram
  • The boys had been plotting a bomb and shooting attack on the social media site
  • They allegedly scouted out busy locations across campus to carry out the atrocity  

Two students aged 16 and 17 have been arrested for plotting a gun and bomb attack on their high school in Anaheim, California.
The teenagers allegedly shared detailed plans of the attack on Instagram. 
Police say the pair planned to set bombs and carry out a deadly shooting at Savanna High School. 
They were arrested on Thursday, the last day of school when hundreds took part in a graduation ceremony.

Two students at Savanna High School in Anaheim, California, (above) were arrested on Thursday for plotting an attack on the school on Instagram
Two students at Savanna High School in Anaheim, California, (above) were arrested on Thursday for plotting an attack on the school on Instagram

It is not clear if the attack was intended to strike the ceremony or if either of the boys was due to graduate. 
School staff contacted police early on Thursday morning before classes after allegedly discovering the threats on the photo-sharing website. 
According to authorities, the teens scouted out busy locations across the school campus where the attack would have most impact. 
Police searched each boy's home but so far no guns or weapons have been found. 

Each boy's parents are cooperating with investigations, ABC reports. 
The teenagers are expected to be booked into Orange County Juvenile Hall.
Police feared more students may be involved in the plot and are urging parents to speak to their children. 
It is not clear if the pair gave any motivation for the attack in their Instagram plans. 

Thursday was the final day of school and many of its students took part in a graduation ceremony (file image) 
Thursday was the final day of school and many of its students took part in a graduation ceremony (file image) 

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