Everett PD Release Updated Information on Would-be School Shooter

Bonnie Johnson - Thursday, February 15, 2018
Everett PD Release Updated Information on Would-be School Shooter

From the Everett Police Press Release:

Detectives continue investigating the events surrounding the Feb. 13 arrest of 18-year-old Joshua O’Connor in Everett, for attempted murder charges. O’Conner is suspected of planning and taking substantial steps toward executing a school shooting at ACES High School. Officers were alerted to O’Connor’s activities by his grandmother.

“This is a case where the adage ‘see something, say something’ potentially saved many lives,” said Chief Dan Templeman. “It is critically important for community members, to include students and parents, to remain observant and immediately report odd or suspicious behaviors with our children or with fellow students. We were fortunate that a family member believed there were credible threats and contacted law enforcement for further investigation. I’m sure the decision was difficult to make, but fortunately, it was the correct one.”

Detectives continue interviewing students and school administrators to gather more information about O’Connor and are following up on possible leads to gather more evidence in the case. During a search warrant served at the residence, detectives seized O’Connor’s journal, inert grenades, a cellular phone, and a High Point 9 mm carbine rifle. At this time, no additional information is available about the rifle.

Templeman emphasized that there are no known threats to any area schools at this time. However, out of an abundance of caution, a school resource officer has been temporarily assigned to ACES High School to provide additional security and police presence on the campus. The officer will also act as a liaison between school administration and detectives during the investigation.

During the first court appearance yesterday, bail was set at $5 million. Charging decisions are made by the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257-8450.

 


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