Student Faces Attempted Murder Charges After Alleged School Shooting Plot

Authorities revealed that a California teenager described as “obsessed with school shootings” had formulated plans to carry out an attack at his own high school, timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Columbine massacre, according to law enforcement officials.

Sebastian Villasenor, 18, was apprehended at his residence in Eastvale, located approximately 45 miles east of Los Angeles, on Saturday. Police discovered that he had access to seven rifles, two revolvers, a shotgun, and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

According to a charging document, Villasenor’s threats were deemed “unequivocal, unconditional, immediate, and specific,” putting at least one intended target in imminent danger of harm.

Ontario Police Chief Michael Lorenz stated on Wednesday, “What we discovered through the course of our investigation revealed that Villasenor had every intention of carrying out a school shooting at the Ontario Christian High School.” Lorenz added that Villasenor had a fixation on school shootings and police response times.

“He researched tactical supplies and was in the process of choosing a specific date to carry out the school shooting,” Lorenz noted.

The planned date for the attack appeared to be around April 20, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting in Colorado, which resulted in the deaths of 15 individuals, including the two teenage perpetrators.