Eighth grader in Utah arrested for making hit list

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Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 2:56pm

An eighth grader in Northern Utah is under arrest after being accused of making a hit list of classmates he wanted to kill.

Police say a 14 year old boy at Rocky Mountain Middle School made a list targeting six classmates.

A teacher found the note and contacted school officials. But some students and parents say no one bothered to tell them about it.

"It kind of gives me the chills thinking that one of my friends could be on the list," said one student.

"It concerns me that I didn't know about it. It really concerns me that I had to hear about it from you," said a parent.

Police say that the boy may have been planning to add more names to his list and they're not sure if he was close to carrying out his plan.

There were issues that were going on with bullying back and forth between the eighth grader and the kids on the list.

Parent, Casey Richins, says that the principal at Rocky Mountain Middle School has a no tolerance for bullies.

"I know for a fact that if he would have known, he would have put a stop to it in a hurry," said Richins. "It's scary, what if my daughter was on the list of her friends or something? And that's scary. We all should have been notified."

Parents say that they live in a safe community and Rocky Mountain is a safe middle school.

Students still can't help but wonder what might have happened if the young man wasn't caught.

The superintended says that the school met with the families of the six students named on the list to tell them what happened. He said that the school district did not send letters to the parents because it no longer felt there was a threat.

The eighth grader is charged with six counts of harassment and six counts of threatening a life.


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