Supervisor Hahn Releases Statement on Thwarted School Shooting Plot in Whittier

Whittier, CA—Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn released the following statement regarding the successful intervention by LA County Sheriff’s deputies to prevent a plot to carry out a school shooting at El Camino High School in Whittier:

“Thanks to the actions of school safety officer Marion Chavez and Sheriff’s Deputies Scott Reynal and Martin Maciel, a potentially deadly and devastating attack on our children was avoided.

As we continue to mourn the lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and recent mass shootings across this country, this incident is a reminder that our own communities are not immune to the epidemic of gun violence in this nation.  Until Congress passes common sense gun violence prevention legislation, it is incumbent on each of us to pay attention to what we hear and see in our communities and on social media.  If something doesn’t feel right, do not hesitate to call law enforcement. Taking that step may save lives.”