By Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A 2020 graduate of Monsignor Edward Pace High School was stopped before a potential mass shooting at a university in the Daytona Beach area, according to authorities.

Police arrested 19-year-old John Hagins Thursday morning outside his apartment, which is just three and a half miles away from Embry–Riddle University.

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Police say Hagins was speaking with two other students on Snapchat when he sent disturbing messages about a desire to quote “enact a Columbine.”

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Thankfully, those two students came forward and thwarted his plan.

In his possession, police found a rifle, six loaded magazines and four boxes of ammo.

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Hagins faces numerous charges, but “exact charges have yet to be determined.” Team