Arrest

Sep 6, 2012 7:56 AM

Anderson County Middle School Student Arrested After Hit List Discovered

Lawrenceburg police arrested an Anderson County Middle School student after discovering a "hit list."

Police say a parent notified the school principal Tuesday evening and reported that a student had a "hit list" with 39 names on it. Officers arrested the student Wednesday morning as he was getting of the school bus. Police charged the juvenile with 32 counts of terroristic threatening second degree.

Officials say parents of students named on the list were notified by phone.

Police say they don't know if the student intended to follow through on the list.

Officials didn't not release the name of the student. The juvenile court system will handle the case.

Sheila Mitchell, the Superintendent of Anderson County Schools, released a statement Thursday morning, saying, "The first component of the mission of Anderson County Schools is to ensure students are safe. Our district staff has worked closely with local law enforcement through this process to ensure the safety of all our students and staff in this unfortunate incident. We are committed to our mission and will continue to work closely with law enforcement to make sure safety of our students remains our number one priority."

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