"In Disbelief": Twitter Reaction to Mass Shooting Plot at South Pasadena High School

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    Parents have been expressing "sadness" and "fear" after the arrests of a pair of high school students who allegedly plotted a mass shooting, the mayo of South Pasadena said. Beverly White reports from South Pasadena for the NBC4 News at 11 on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (Published Monday, Aug 18, 2014)

    People took to Twitter on Monday to share their reactions to the news that a pair of South Pasadena High School students were arrested for allegedly planning a mass shooting at the school.

    "It's scary to think someone who we all go to school with would want to cause this much suffering," tweeted @hannah_sanders_.

    "I'm in disbelief after hearing about those kids from south pas. thank god it was stopped before it became a reality," said @kellie_natham.

    According to the South Pasadena Police Department, the two students were plotting to use guns to kill three staff members and as many students as possible. Their plot was thwarted after school officials reported it to police. The students were arrested after detectives served warrants at their homes.

    2 Students Arrested in Alleged South Pasadena School Shooting Plot

    [LA] 2 Students Arrested in Alleged South Pasadena School Shooting Plot
    Two students were arrested for allegedly plotting a mass shooting of students and staff at South Pasadena High School, police said. Robert Kovacik reports from South Pasadena for the NBC4 News at 11 on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (Published Monday, Aug 18, 2014)

    "As much as we hate on the south pas police, they just saved a lot people," said ‏@Andrewwwonggg.

    "I can't believe people at South Pas could want to do such a thing," tweeted @Kenrc122.

    South Pasadena Unified Superintendent Geoff Yantz posted on social media to reassure parents.

    "The South Pasadena High School administration was informed of a credible threat of potential school violence at the high school and immediately contacted the South Pasadena Police Department who investigated the matter," the statement said.

    Officials planned to release more details at a press conference Tuesday.

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