Oklahoma Teen, Sammie Eaglebear Chavez, is now in custody on charges that he plotted to bomb and shoot students at Bartlesville High School

Oklahoma Teen Arrested In School Shooting Plot: Gun Law Debate Accelerates

Bartlesville, Okla. — On Friday, police arrested an 18-year-old student in Oklahoma for allegedly plotting an attack at a high school.

Bartlesville High School student, Sammie Eaglebear Chavez, is now being held in custody on charges that he plotted to bomb and shoot students at the campus auditorium on the same day that 26 people were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

[Note: Gunman Adam Lanza also shot his mother, teacher Nancy Lanza, later turning the gun on himself, making 28 casualties.]

USA Today reports that police arrested 18-year-old Chavez at around 4:30 am on Friday after they were alerted to the alleged plot by Layne Jones, assistant principal at Bartlesville High School on Thursday.

According to Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, a “probable cause” arrest affidavit was filed on Friday in the district court based on evidence given by a student who was in the school cafeteria on December 12 who said that Chavez:

“[…] tried to recruit other students to assist him with carrying out a plan to lure students into the school auditorium where he planned to begin shooting them after chaining the doors shut.”

Reportedly, Chavez intended to detonate bombs by the auditorium doors when police arrived.

The Associated Press said that the school district has since said that students “were never in danger.”

Chavez is currently being held on a $1 million bond.

A banner on the highway near Newton, Connecticut, reads "We love you Sandy Hook Elementary" after 28 people were shot dead by Adam Lanza on Friday, December 14
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