According to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, a 15-year-old Orangefield student was suspended after writing a “hit list” with names of fellow students.
On Monday, Jan. 28 at approximately 4:30 p.m., the OCSO received a call from the Assistant Principal at Orangefield High School concerning suspicious circumstances. Upon arrival, deputies met with the OHS Assistant Principal concerning a “hit list” that had been located in a restroom inside the school. The list had several students’ names on it.
OCSO investigators conducted an investigation into the event. They were able to identify and locate the student suspected of writing the list. Upon being questioned, the student confessed to writing the note. Investigators located and spoke to all of the students who names were on the list and spoke with each child’s parent advising them of the situation.
The student who wrote the note spoke with investigators. He advised he made the list as a prank and was not planning to follow through with the threats.
OHS suspended the student and charges are pending in this case.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has been providing extra patrols and walking through all of the schools in Orangefield and the other schools in Orange County making sure that the school and students are safe. The investigation is ongoing.