Police: tip foils plans to 'shoot up' school

January 8, 2009 1:42:10 PM PST
Police in Brevard say they've stopped a 15-year-old's plan to shoot up his school.Transylvania County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Brian Kreigsman said investigators got a tip after the suspect allegedly told a 16-year-old girl about plans to "shoot up" Brevard High School.

The pair were chatting on the MySpace social networking website.

Kreigsman said the girl - who lives in New York - notified her local sheriff's office, which contacted authorities in North Carolina.

Investigators say they found a computer and DVD with attack plans at the 15-year-old's home, but said those plans were not elaborate.

Kreigsman said the teen is in custody and undergoing a mental-health evaluation. He declined to identify the teen, noting that no charges have been filed.