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Mom saves son from shooting after reading his Facebook

  • A Salt Lake mother managed to catch two teens who apparently planned to shoot her son. The mom contacted the police offer at West High School and said she read comments from two kids on Facebook threatening to kill her child. "She had actually read threats and seen the threat on his Facebook page," a police detective said. 

    The detective mentioned that the teens also had a photo of a gun posted on Instagram. Authorities searched the school and found that those who threatened, possessed the pictured gun, drugs, ammo and a lot of money. Police believe the boys were waiting inside a car in order to confront their target and they have now been booked on several charges. 

    The incident is believed to have been gang-related. 

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