4 California high school students arrested over plot to 'shoot and kill as many people as possible' on campus
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Four California high school students were taken into custody after school administrators contacted police saying the teens were making threats against faculty and staff, reports WWL-TV.

According to police, the teens confessed that they planned to shoot up Summerville High School located in Tuolumne, a rural community in Northern California.

"They were going to come on campus and shoot and kill as many people as possible at the campus," said Tuolumne County Sheriff Jim Mele.

According to deputies, the teens had a hit list of students and faculty members they intended to kill.

The student's plan to invade the school was discovered on Wednesday, meaning it was not intended as a copycat crime modeled after Thursday's mass shooting at an Oregon community college.

Sheriff's deputies stated the suspects were in the process of obtaining the weapons they were going to use in the attack.

All four teens were arrested for conspiracy to commit an assault with deadly weapons.

According to law authorities, their names will not be released because they're juveniles.

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