Middle school student arrested after hit list discovered

ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky middle school student is in police custody and faces dozens of felony charges after police say he made a hit list.
We're told the the Anderson County Middle School principal came by the list with more than 30 students names on it, Tuesday.
The school resource officer was then called late Tuesday night, and the investigation began to figure out who wrote the list.

Once a suspect was determined, the resource officer waited for that student, who's name we can't release because he's a minor, to arrive at the school on the bus Wednesday morning.

The student was then taken into protective custody and questioned.
Authorities aren't saying what the student planned on doing with that list, but police say any threat is taken very seriously when it comes to other students safety.

Lawrenceburg School Resource Officer Joe Saunier said, "These are my kids, they're my kids when they're in this school, thats how I look at it. You don't want want to try to look at it, you just want to stop it. Cause you don't want that to happen, that's the worst thing that could ever happen, you just don't want it to happen."

DJ Miller, the father of an Anderson County Middle School student added, "Uncomfortable, wonder what would make a kid so angry to think about that." He continued, "I kinda thought about the parents of the child, I don't know if it's a boy or a girl. I couldn't imagine having a police officer come and tell me that my son or my daughter had done something like that. I don't know how I would even respond to that."

Acting Lawrenceburg Police Chief Chris Atkins is calling this an isolated incident and praises the quick response of his resource officer and school administrators.
That student now faces 32 counts of terroristic threatening, which is a second degree felony.



 
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