Two Students Allegedly Planned Mass School Shooting At Astronaut High Last Year, Parents Find Out Year Later
By Amanda McKenzie, Fox 35 // March 10, 2018
BPS spokesman Matt Reed: scary as it gets for school security
ABOVE VIDEO: A school shooting prevented was in Brevard County in January of 2017. But parents are only finding out about it more than a year later.
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – A school shooting prevented was in Brevard County in January of 2017. But parents are only finding out about it more than a year later.
Now, those parents are learning that school officials nearly missed all of the warning signs from two students that were allegedly planning a Parkland-style attack.
Brevard County school officials said the reason why Astronaut High School just now decided to release the robocall to parents about a foiled school shooting was because they learned that a news story was going to come out.
January 17, 2017 was the day police said two 17-year-old boys planned a mass shooting at Astronaut High School.
“This was about as scary as it gets for school security,” Matt Reed, Brevard County Schools spokesman said.
Police said they found an arsenal Inside the bedroom of one of the students, including a .22 caliber rifle with two fully loaded magazines, a .380 pistol, Airsoft guns, over 15 homemade axes, knives and machetes, a bulletproof vest, two face masks and more.