RATHDRUM, Idaho — Two junior high students in Idaho were arrested after police said they brought hit lists to school.
The Rathdrum Police Department says the students were arrested Wednesday after they were each discovered with a list of three names, reported the Spokesman-Review (http://bit.ly/2cGwEpq ).
Investigators believe the students — 13 and 14 years old — were involved in separate incidents and no others were involved.
Becky Meyer, superintendent of Lakeland School District, sent a note to parents Wednesday saying the district is taking every precaution to keep students safe.
She said the police school resource officer will be on campus and all external doors will be locked.
School officials found one list on Tuesday and it contained three generic first names without further identification, Meyer said.
School staff investigated but didn’t tell the district office until Wednesday.
A police investigation uncovered the other note that officials said contained one student’s full name and two first names.
Police will determine whether the threats were credible. The arrested students could be charged with making a threat of violence at school and could face expulsion.
“We have to take every single threat seriously because of the sad reality of school violence,” Meyer said.
In her note to parents, she wrote that she will review protocols and make sure communication between the school and the district office is timely in the future.
Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com