Mom Reads Son's Facebook, Saves Him From Shooting
Calls police, they find alleged suspects near school with gun
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2014 11:31 AM CDT
In this May 16, 2012 file photo, a Facebook logo is displayed on the screen of an iPad in New York.   (AP Photo/James H. Collins, File)

(Newser) – Perhaps the most incredible result to come from a parent monitoring her child's Facebook page: A Salt Lake mom who did just that managed to help intercept two teens who allegedly planned to shoot her son. The mom called the police officer who serves as resource officer at West High School Friday and said that she saw comments from two male teenagers on Facebook threatening to come to the school and shoot her son. "She had actually read threats and seen the threat on his Facebook page," a police detective tells the Deseret News.

The detective says there was also a picture of a gun posted to Instagram, and the hand holding it had gang-affiliated letters written on it. Police officers searched the school and the surrounding area around 2pm, and found the teens who allegedly made the threats in a car parked nearby—along with, allegedly, the pictured gun, ammo, drugs, and lots of money. Police believe the boys, ages 16 and 17, were waiting there in order to confront their intended target after school, NBC News reports. They were booked on various charges; the incident is suspected to be gang-related.

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geo wells
Apr 9, 2014 11:11 AM CDT
There is a 90% chance that this is a Diversity related problem as gangs are 90% now-white. The media has not giving us a enough info for the public to know this. Diversity is a codeword for White genocide.
Apr 9, 2014 7:14 AM CDT
Only a temporary reprieve as no act was actually committed and since juveniles, they'll soon be back out and this time, no Facebook warning. Obviously, drug-related, so no need next time to do it yourself, just give it to a 12-year old shooter who can't be held past 21. Vicious acts by minors continue to escalate as our liberal system tolerates acceptance of more and more children without parents that care. This "respect" thing has gotten way out of hand; too many too easily "dissed."
Apr 9, 2014 4:38 AM CDT
They were most likely members of the Danites, also known as the Avenging Angels