Washington, April 3 (CNA) The Upper Darby Police in Pennsylvania have handed over the computer, iPad and smartphone of a Taiwanese student arrested for threatening to shoot up his high school to the Department of Homeland Security for further analysis, a spokesperson said Tuesday.
Upper Darby Police Department Superintendent Michael Chitwood told local news station NBC10 that Homeland Security, established in response to the 9/11 attacks to deal with counter terrorism and other security issues, will be able to determine whether An Tso Sun's (???) "threats to carry out a shooting at Bonner and Prendergast Catholic High School in Drexel Hill expand beyond local boundaries."
The police found and seized approximately 225 rounds of 12-gauge ammo, 663 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 295 rounds of AR-15 ammunition, and 425 rounds of AK-47 ammo, allegedly belonging to Sun, after local law enforcement became aware of his threat to "shoot up" the school.
Another question that this huge cache of ammunition as well as a handmade gun and other weapons raises is whether Sun was acting alone.
"Is this a lone wolf or is he associated with somebody else?" Chitwood asked, adding that the police will have a better idea once they get everything in place.
While purchasing and keeping firearms is not illegal in the U.S., legal experts point to determinations as to Sun's intentions as being key to the direction of the case.
Chitwood has been quoted as saying the police believe Sun was planning something terrible and would have gone through with it if the classmate in whom he confided his plans for a May 1 school shooting had not reported the information to the authorities.
All these discoveries are being made just a couple of weeks after the March for Our Lives demonstration on March 24 in Washington, D.C. following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that resulted in 17 fatalities.
Many of those demonstrating demanded stricter gun control laws, including universal background checks and raising the federal age of gun ownership and possession to 21.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel