Principal: Student made list of 'People I Want to Kill' at Lee's - KCTV5

Principal: Student made list of 'People I Want to Kill' at Lee's - KCTV5



LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) -

Police are investigating after a student made a hit list directed at several individual students at Lee's Summit High School.

Principal John Faulkenberry said the student reached out to a staff member at the high school asking for help late Monday. The student told the staff member that they had created a list with the heading "People I Want to Kill." The staff member immediately told the School Resource Officer located at the school.

The student who created the list was not at school at this time, according to the principal.

District spokeswoman Janice Phelan said an e-mail message was sent Wednesday from Faulkenberry to parents.
School officials immediately began an investigation that involved the school’s resource officer, the student's parents and the Lee’s Summit Police Department.

"The list was turned over to school administration by the student, and the families of the students included on the list have all been contacted," Faulkenberry said in the letter.

School officials said due to student confidentiality laws, they could not share the name of the student who created the list or share specifics of any discipline processes related to the incident.

Based on the school and police investigations, school administrators do not believe at this time that any other individual has been involved in creating the list or had knowledge of this list beyond the one student.

"We have no reason to believe that there is any danger for students attending school now based on the information obtained," Faulkenberry said. "Please be assured that we take this type of behavior and any potential threat to our students and staff members very seriously."

Here is the entire letter sent to parents:

Dear Parents,
We wanted to share information with you about our school’s cooperation with a police investigation related to a potential threat directed to several individual students. Late Monday, Nov. 30, a student was found in possession of a list with the heading “People I Want to Kill.” School staff members immediately began investigating, involving our school’s resource officer and the Lee’s Summit Police Department. The list was turned over to school administration by the student, and the families of the students included on the list have all been contacted.  The student who created the list is not at school at this time. Please be assured that we take this type of behavior and any potential threat to our students and staff members very seriously. In addition, our school district has policies and procedures in place that address this type of significant incident. We will continue to make student safety a top priority as we address this matter moving forward.

We are continuing to work closely with Lee’s Summit Police officers regarding this potential threat. Based on the school and police investigations, we do not believe at this time that any other individual has been involved in creating the list  or had knowledge of this list beyond the one student. Moreover, we have no reason to believe that there is any danger for students attending school now based on the information obtained.

Please understand that due to student confidentiality laws, we cannot share the name of the student who created the list or share specifics of any discipline processes related to this incident.

As always, our top priority at Lee’s Summit High School is the safety of our students and our staff.


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