updated 10/30/2008 6:26:49 PM ET 2008-10-30T22:26:49

Sheriff's deputies have arrested five teenagers on felony conspiracy charges over an alleged plot to bring guns to school to attack fellow students and staff.

San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Tiffany Swanek said Thursday that it appears the plot to attack Big Bear High School wasn't serious.

She says the teens were arrested Wednesday after schoolmates reported overhearing them making suspicious statements.

Swanek says deputies found drug pipes and cash in the teens' homes, as well as gang-related writings and photos.

The teenagers' names were not released.

Two adults were also arrested on unrelated charges during searches of the homes. Big Bear is about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

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