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UPDATE: 12-year-old student accused of making “hit list” expelled from school

Updated 8:20 p.m. on May 8, 2018

UPDATE: WILLIAMS BAY (CBS 58) -- The Williams Bay School Board has expelled a 12-year-old student suspected of making a hit list of people at school.

The meeting on Monday night was open to the public.

The 12-year-old girl was suspended from school after administrators found a list in her locker implying a threat of violence against classmates and others named on the list.

Police said the girl told officials that the list was a joke and she did not plan to harm anyone. 

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WILLIAMS BAY (CBS 58) - A Williams Bay middle school student who made a so-called “hit list” learned Monday whether they were going to be allowed to stay in school.

The school board met in a special meeting to vote on whether the student would be expelled.

The meeting lasted a little more than 2 hours.  Board members met with the student, then had a closed-door meeting before meeting with the student again to give their decision.

A lawyer for the school district says that they legally can’t discuss the decision publically.

The student made the list with names of fellow classmates.

In a letter home to parents, the district says they were made aware of the list and suspended the student.

They contacted the parents of students who were on the list to let them know.

The district also arranged for a police officer on school grounds.  The district says that officer will be at the school for the foreseeable future.

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