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Northern California student detained in alleged school shooting plot

ALTURAS — A 15-year-old boy was taken into custody after investigators said they found evidence he was planning a shooting at his high school in Northern California.

Authorities were called to the teen's home on Sunday after he pulled a knife on his parents and was attempting to load a .30-caliber rifle, Alturas Police Chief Tim Barnes told the Record Searchlight of Redding (http://bit.ly/RJuJk9) on Thursday.

The teen was being held at a mental health facility. His name has not been released because he is a juvenile.

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

"We're pretty sure he was planning this," said Barnes, who declined to elaborate.

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