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Old 05 October 2015, 06:33 AM
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Default Four California Students Arrested in High School Shooting Plot

Four students were arrested Friday in Tuolumne, California, after police discovered a "detailed" plan to "shoot and kill as many people as possible" at a local high school, the sheriff said.

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The four suspects were in the process of securing weapons, Mele said, adding that they were "pretty doggone close" to being able to carry out the attack.
As I have been told and seen over the years. It is not a crime to make the plans alone, but also requires actions to carry out those plans. Such as securing weapons. How far along in carry out the attack when they found the note is not known. We only know that they at least started the process of securing weapons.
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As I understand it, conspiracy to commit a crime requires an agreement to carry it out and at least one "overt act." However, the "overt act" doesn't have to be that overt -- buying gas for the getaway car counts, for instance. So if they made any purchases at all (even if the purchase itself was legal or for something innocuous intended to be used in the crime), that would be enough.
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