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Hamshire-Fannett ISD responds to discovery of "hit list"

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A spokesperson for the Hampshire-Fannett Independent School District said extra security would be at the high school on Wednesday as they investigate what they call a "copy cat" incident involving a hit list.

The district tells 12News it is believed that a 15-year-old girl created what appears to be a hit list with the names of students, and like the recent one at Silsbee Middle School last Friday, the student put her own name on the list.

The district is punishing the student, but officials have not said exactly what that punishment includes.

The district contacted local authorities who have charged her with terroristic threat.

The student has confessed to making the list.

The School District issued the following note to parents on Wednesday:

Dear HFISD Parents,

Hamshire-Fannett ISD takes great pride in consistently providing safe, secure, and positive learning environments for our students. The safety of our students and staff is always a top priority for our district and community. In what appears to be a "copy cat" incident of a recent similar situation with another Southeast Texas area school, there was an incident in Hamshire-Fannett ISD at the high school involving a 15 year old female student who allegedly created what appears to be a ‘hit list' with the names of other Hamshire-Fannett High School students on the list and also placed their own name on the list in order to create drama and gain attention. The district was forced to take disciplinary action against the student who created the list of names including their own name. Hamshire-Fannett ISD takes any kind of threat towards students and staff very seriously and will be administering the appropriate disciplinary consequences in dealing with the student. As an added precaution, extra security will also be present on the high school campus and available throughout the district today. The local authorities have been involved in the investigation and will assist the district in making the determination about the appropriate charges to be filed against the student. During the investigation, the 15 year old female student admitted to creating the list. The parents of the high school students whose names were on the list are being notified as well as the parents of the high school student who made the list. Additionally, district staff and parents of all students throughout the district were notified of the incident as well.

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