After tip, detectives investigate students’ alleged shooting plot

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CACHE COUNTY (ABC4 News) – Two Cache County teenagers were planning a shooting on a school bus according to a search warrant released Tuesday.

Cache County Sheriff’s Office investigators requested a search warrant through the First District Court for the teenagers’ social media accounts because they believed they held evidence of the school shooting plot.

Detectives said on November 10, an anonymous tip was received through the Safe UT Tip Line at Mountain Crest High School.

Another student reported overhearing two 16-year-old boys joking about “bringing a gun on the bus or to school and shooting people.”

A school resource officer began investigating the tip and spoke with a witness who overheard the boys talk about “shooting up the school bus then the school.” The witness also said the boys talked about wearing bandanas when they executed their plans.

The witness also told investigators about an Instagram account created by the two teens. Documents state upon reviewing the account, there were multiple posts “making fun of and glorifying school shooters.”

One of the teenagers was interviewed and detectives said he and the other student in question managed the account together.

Cache County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Tuesday about the investigation and said it does not believe “there is an actionable threat to the safety of our kids.” It said the investigation is ongoing and remind the public the importance of “see something, say something.” 

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