Police: Oklahoma teen planned shooting same day as Connecticut tragedy
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (WKOW)-- An Oklahoma high school student is in custody on charges he plotted to bomb and shoot students at the Bartlesville High School auditorium.
Authorities say he planned to carry it out on Friday, which was the same day 26 people were shot and killed at an elementary school in Connecticut. Police were able to intervene before the shooting ever took place.
Police arrested 18-year-old Sammie Eaglebear Chavez after learning of the alleged plot the day before.
An arrest affidavit says Chavez tried to convince other students to help him lure students inside the auditorium. He wanted them to then chain the doors shut and start shooting the students. The Tulsa World reports that authorities say Chavez threatened to kill students who refused to help him.
The Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise reports Chavez planned to detonate bombs at the doors as police arrived at the school.
Representatives with the school district say that students were never in danger. Chavez is being held on a $1 million bond.
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