NORWALK, Conn. — A high school hit list was found in a Connecticut town, and now a teenager is under arrest after police said she threatened to harm nearly 30 students.
The list named students at Norwalk High School and dates back to January, but was just recently discovered.
Officials in Norwalk were alerted to the threats over the weekend. A person received a handwritten letter back in January, but never opened it until now, police said.
According to the police, the letter threatened to harm 29 students, even listing them by name.
“I think it’s kind of messed up, 29? That’s a lot of people,” Norwalk High School senior Justin Schneider said.
The female student was charged with 29 counts of breach of peace.
“At no time do we believe there was an imminent threat whatsoever. Obviously this was drafted back in January, and was lying dormant for a better half of six months,” Norwalk Police Lt. Terry Blake said.
The school contacted parents whose children were listed.
The teen who wrote the letter was removed from school, which wrapped up classes this week.
“I don’t see why someone would want to do something like that, harm other students, especially end of the year, all about to graduate, happy times,” recent graduate Dakari Eason said. “I don’t really get it.”
The Norwalk school district did not return requests for a comment.