19-year-old John Hagins arrested after a foiled attempt to commit mass murder
An Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University student 19-year-old John Hagins was arrested Thursday evening after students alerted campus security of a plot to carry out a mass shooting on campus.
19-year-old John Hagins was arrested at about 4:10 a.m. after police arrived on receiving the messages he had posted on Snapchat. Hagins had plans to smuggle a folding gun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition to the campus in Daytona Beach.
Investigators revealed they discovered the foldable gun, ammunition, and a backpack inside Hagins apartment, during a search. During a search of Hagins’ apartment. Although no motive as to why the 19-year-old teen wanted to commit mass murder on the last day of school.
It is not immediately known if Hagins has been officially charged, or the exact charges to be filed against him as of Thursday afternoon.
Daytona Beach police Chief Jakari Young
“for seeing something and saying something.” We could have had a tragedy unfold today,” “Instead, these students reported it to the school, and that allowed us to get to work right away and bring Hagins into custody before he could carry out his plans.”