Middle School Student Brings Hit List and Large Blade to School: Authorities

A middle school student brought a blade and a hit list on campus, authorities said.
Humble Independent School District

A middle school student has been arrested after he allegedly carried an 8-inch blade and a hit list of students' names onto campus, authorities said.

The boy, who was not identified, has been charged with felony possession of a prohibited weapon, officials said.

The principal of Atascocita Middle School in Texas said the list contained 14 names. In a letter to parents, Karl Koehler wrote, "All students are safe. Our school administration is having personal conversations with the parents of students whose names were listed."

The school teaches sixth through eighth grade. Humble Independent School District officials said the blade was similar to what would be used "to cut your Christmas tree."

"There is no evidence pointing to any sort of specific plan, but nevertheless, it's unacceptable to have a saw blade and a list at school," an official said.

Staff members were able to intervene based on tips from other students, the district said. The boy was arrested Wednesday on campus by district police and Harris County sheriff's deputies.

Messages left with the school district and the Harris County District Attorney's Office by InsideEdition.com were not immediately returned.

It was not clear whether the boy remains in custody.


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