Kiona-Benton High School Student Arrested Over ‘Hit-List’
No students or teachers were in danger or threatened, say authorities.
Benton County Sheriffs continue to investigate the incident, which resulted in the arrest Thursday morning of the 15-year-old girl. The girl has been expelled immediately.
School officials and other students became aware of the list, which was apparently a "pseudo" list that was based upon a movie that involved a similar type of list. It contained a considerable number of student and teacher names. Officials say they don't believe the girl intended to harm anyone, but she will be arraigned and booked into the juvenile detention center.
Officials continue to talk to students and teachers and gather information. Schools have a strict zero tolerance policy for any type of even potentially threatening behavior or actions towards others at school.