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7 Times ‘See Something, Say Something’ Stopped Potential Tragedies in 2021

When: December 2021

Where: Westmont Hilltop High School, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

What: Two teens were charged as adults after a Westmont Hilltop High School student let an expelled student in through the front door of the school. A concerned parent reported that the expelled teen had been at the school, and law enforcement began an investigation.

Upper Yoder Township Police Chief Donald Hess told reporters that “everybody involved in this investigation strongly believes that the individuals were in the planning phases of a school shooting.”

Hess said five weapons were seized at the home of the younger teen — one pump-action rifle and four AR-15-style semi-automatic rifles that were untraceable “ghost guns,” meaning not made by a manufacturer and without serial numbers.

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