AMHERST, Ohio (CBS Cleveland) – Local authorities arrested a 13-year old boy after the principal of Amherst Junior High School found a hit list in the student’s backpack.
Principal Ryan Coleman notified police as soon as he confiscated the list. Investigating officers subsequently determined that he had been keeping the list for months.
WOIO-TV reported that 46 entries were written on the hit list in all, with some names written multiple times.
Lt. Dan Jasinski told the station that after visiting the boy’s home, it was determined that he meant no harm.
“None of the children took the list seriously,” Jasinski said to WOIO. “They look at the hit list as more of a joke than anything else and they never felt they were in danger.”
Coleman said the boy has been suspended, and will be recommended for expulsion.