Student arrested in alleged No. Calif. shooting plot

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ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy in Northern California is in custody after investigators say they found evidence he was planning a shooting at his high school.  

Alturas Police Chief Tim Barnes told the Record Searchlight of Redding on Thursday that authorities were called to the teen's home on Sunday after he pulled a knife on his parents and was attempting to load a rifle.  

Barnes says the unidentified teen had made statements that indicated he planned a shooting at Modoc High School. The teen had allegedly chatted online about school shootings and talked to neighbors who had firearms. 

Barnes declined to elaborate on the teen's alleged plan. A call to Barnes on Friday by The Associated Press was not immediately returned.  

The Record Searchlight says the teen is being held at a mental health facility.

The Associated Press

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