Connell HS student suspended after alleged threatening list is found
CONNELL, Wash. —
Educators suspended a student from Connell High School after a threatening list was found last week.
According to the North Franklin School District, the list was found last Tuesday.
Educators say a high school student wrote down a list several names of students at the school. Names the district says the student either hated or did not like.
On the top were the words “Death List.”
Educators suspended the student the day after finding the list.
According to District Superintendent Gregg Taylor, the district is still investigating, but says no students are in any danger.
The district says the incident has been reported to the Connell Police Department and says they are cooperating.
However, Connell Police Chief Chris Turner says the department found out about the list on Saturday when a parent contacted them, not a school official.
Chief Turner says his sergeant called the high school principal to find out more information about the incident.
The superintendent also says the parents of the students on the list were contacted.
However, one parent says they're frustrated since the school's principal contacted them on Saturday, days after the list was found.
In a release posted to the district's Facebook page on Monday, Superintendent Taylor says, "In recognition of any concern like this we want to make sure that we take all of the necessary steps in order to protect the safety of our students, staff and community.”
The superintendent says the investigation will likely be done soon.
He adds that there is no threat to the community.