ACES student who planned shooting sentenced to 22 years


Last updated 3/6/2019 at Noon

Joshua O’Connor, 19, the former ACES High School and Kamiak High School student arrested last year for planning to conduct a school shooting at ACES, was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison Feb. 28.

O’Connor’s plan was discovered by his grandmother, who turned her grandson into the police on Feb. 14, 2018 – the same day the Parkland, Florida, shooting took place, which left 17 dead.

The night prior to his arrest, O’Connor and a friend robbed an ampm convenience store on Casino Road wearing masks depicting President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. According...

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