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No charges filed in alleged Notre Dame High shooting plot

March 7, 2012 |  8:32 am

Notre Dame High School
Los Angeles police continued to investigate Wednesday an alleged plot by a Notre Dame High School student to kill a teacher and two students after prosecutors declined to file charges because of insufficient evidence.

The 16-year-old was arrested Friday on suspicion of making terrorist threats at the Catholic prep school in Sherman Oaks, said Officer Wendy Reyes of the Los Angeles Police Department.

After LAPD officers executed a search warrant at his home Monday and discovered a WWII-era rifle,  they submitted the case to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Prosecutors declined to file charges because of insufficient evidence, and the student was released Tuesday, Reyes said.

Sources said the student was angry at the teacher because of a bad grade and that one of the students was an unrequited love and the other had been bullying him. The LAPD learned about the alleged plot through a tip from a parent, sources said.

Police said they are continuing to investigate the case.


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Photo: Notre Dame High School. Credit: KTLA-TV.