FOUR boys have been arrested on suspicion of plotting a school shooting in Texas – just days after a teen gunman killed 19 kids.
Nathaniel Montelongo and Barbarito Pantoja, 17, have been charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
And, two other minors, who haven't been named, were arrested and will appear before a judge today.
Cops arrested the four suspects after receiving a tip-off that they were allegedly plotting a shooting at a school in Donna.
It’s not known which school the boys were allegedly trying to target.
Cops claimed on Wednesday that they had found an AK-47 weapon and an alleged hit list of students.
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But, on Thursday, officers said there was no alleged hit list.
Chief Guerrero said: “There was no target list. There was (sic) supposedly some rumors going around but there were no such thing.”
Officials decided to cancel school district-wide classes as staff and students would work from home.
They said: “The safety and security of our students & staff is our first priority.”
And, police chief Donald Crist said: “We stopped an act of physical violence and harm on our students.”
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Guerrero urged parents to keep an eye on their kids.
He said: “Keep an eye on your kids, make sure about what they’re doing. Look at what they have in their rooms, be vigilant.”
The threat came just days after teen gunman Salvador Ramos killed 19 students and two teachers in a rampage in Uvalde.
One of the victims was identified as Jose Flores Jr, 10.
Hours before being shot dead, he had been pictured proudly holding a certificate that he had received at an awards ceremony.
The t-shirt he was wearing was used to identify the boy’s body after family members frantically searched for him.
Crews also noticed a scar on his left foot.
Flores’ uncle Christopher Salazar said cops warned them not to see the body after he was found.
He told the Daily Beast: “We couldn’t hold him or hug him or nothing.
“They said it was too ugly. His body was supposedly torn to pieces. The only way they identified him was because of his clothes and a scar on his left foot.”
'TORN TO PIECES'
Salazar posted a series of snaps of Flores online and said: "I love you and I miss you."
Shooter Salvador Ramos, 18, was in the school for more than an hour before he was gunned down, police have said.
He entered the school through a door that was unlocked before going through a sliding door that connected an empty room to another classroom.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott revealed that 30 minutes before the school shooting unfolded, Ramos, posted: "I'm going to shoot my grandmother."
In a follow-up post, he wrote: "I shot my grandmother," according to Abbott.
Harrowing pictures have since emerged showing inside the blood-soaked home where Ramos shot his grandmother in the face.
Ramos then reportedly posted: "I'm going to shoot an elementary school.”
Lt. Christopher Olivarez of the Texas Department of Public Safety told NBC’s Today on Wednesday that all the victims were in the same fourth-grade classroom.
Olivarez said the Ramos barricaded himself inside the classroom, “shooting anyone that was in his way."
As the suspect shot at responding police officers, authorities were going around the campus, breaking windows and trying to evacuate children and staff.
They were then able to force entry into the classroom where the shooter was.
Ramos’ father Salvador told The Daily Beast: “I just want the people to know I’m sorry [for] what my son did.
“He should’ve just killed me, you know, instead of doing something like that to someone.”
The tragedy sparked fears of copycat shooters in other schools.
A student was arrested on Wednesday after he was reportedly seen walking toward Berkner High School in Richardson.
Cops found a real gun and replica rifle in his car, Fox4 reported.
Officials plunged the school into a lockdown that lasted an hour.
Banneka Namaska, who has a ninth-grader at the school, told Fox4: “My daughter came home today, she is ten years old, and she was like, ‘Oh my God daddy, there was a lockdown,’ I haven’t had the conversation yet.”
And, Enterprise High School in Redding, California was placed on lockdown at 8.30am on Wednesday following reports of a possible student with a handgun on the premises.
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The Redding Police Department placed the school on lockdown before detaining the student.
No shots were fired and no students were harmed.
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