Officials Probe "Hit List" Found in NW Indiana Elementary School

Friday, Apr 4, 2014  |  Updated 10:46 AM CDT
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Officials Probe "Hit List" Found in Elementary School

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Police in Griffith, Ind., said they're investigating what they called a "hit list" that was discovered inside an area elementary school last week.

The list, found by officials at Wadsworth Elementary School, was allegedly made by students and included the names of other students they'd like to kill. School officials said they found it on Friday, March 28.

"The students involved in the creation of the list have been removed from school pending the outcome of the investigation," Griffith Supt. Peter Morikis said in a letter to parents.

Officials were mum about the details as to who was on the list, citing federal law.

The school, located about 50 miles south of Chicago, has about 310 students in kindergarten through sixth grade, according to its website.

The Griffith Police Department and the Indiana Department of Child Services are investigating.
 

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