California student arrest may have averted disaster
Police at a Los Angeles university campus may have prevented a tragedy when they detained a deranged student later found to have a shotgun and bomb-making ingredients in his dorm room, the school’s police chief said on Saturday.
California State University, Northridge, police chief Anne Glavin spoke to Reuters a day after a judge increased bail to $1 million for the student arrested in the case, David Everson, 22. Bail had previously been set at $150,000.
“Between having a shotgun and explosive material, one has to assume this could have been, at minimum, a critical incident and at worst a tragic incident,” Glavin said.
Everson’s arrest came days before an Arizona college dropout opened fire at an event held by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at a Tucson shopping center, gravely wounding her and killing six other victims.