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Shrewsbury student found with 'assassination list'

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A middle school student from Shrewsbury is in trouble after he was found with a document titled “assassination list.”

The list included the names of eight students and one teacher. He also had a second list with the names of five more students on it.

A classmate at Sherwood Middle School saw the list Thursday morning and told his parents who, in turn, told school leaders.

“The good news about it is there is a kid who was involved who actually made a teacher know about it which is a mature and positive thing,” Bill Doiron, a parent, said.

Shrewsbury Schools Superintendent Joseph Sawyer says a full investigation revealed there was no actual threat.

"While this situation turned out to be nothing more than immature action by a 6th grader, the Sherwood Middle School administration responded to the initial report of a concern swiftly and seriously," Sawyer said in a statement.

The school principal talked to the parents of all the students on both lists, assuring them their kids aren't in danger.

"The student who created the list demonstrated very poor judgment, and the school is taking appropriate steps to address this issue seriously and with the cooperation of the student's family, who is also understandably upset,” she said.

Many parents said they have already talked to their kids about this list, letting them know, even if it’s meant as a joke, it's still not ok.

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