LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. — Police in central Kentucky have arrested a middle school student who they say created a “hit list” that included fellow students.
A parent notified the principal at Anderson County Middle School that a student had a list with more than 30 names. Police arrested the student Wednesday morning as he was getting off the bus at school. The student, a juvenile, was charged with 32 counts of terroristic threatening.
The student’s name has not been released.
School 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.
Anderson County schools Superintendent Sheila Mitchell called it an “unfortunate incident” and said the school worked closely with law enforcement to ensure students’ safety.
“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,” Mitchell said in a statement.