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Mom Prevents Shooting After Seeing Facebook Threat

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Snooping rarely ever results in anything positive ... let alone, saving someone's life.

But, because of snooping, a Salt Lake mom saved her son from a potentially fatal afternoon at school. After she saw comments on his Facebook page about threats to his life, the mom got worried about his safety. Two teens were allegedly planning to shoot him.

The mother sprang into action and called West High School's resource police officer. Officers say that there was other evidence potentially implicating the teens, too—an Instagram photo was found that showed a hand holding a gun.

Later that afternoon, police searched the school and the surrounding area and found the teens who had allegedly made the threats online. They had a gun, ammunition, drugs and money with them when they were discovered.

The teens (16 and 17 years old) were arrested on various charges. The theory is that they were lying in wait for the other boy. Just goes to show, sometimes snooping is for the best.

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