Parents upset over news of Attleboro hit list - WHDH-TV 7News Boston

Parents upset over news of Attleboro hit list

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ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WHDH) - Police say on February 3 a substitute teacher at the Hill-Roberts Elementary School in Attleboro found a disturbing note in front a student sitting at his desk.

“The letter had ‘to kill’ at the top of the page and there was a list of several students' names underneath that with varying check marks,” said Chief Kyle Heagney, Attleboro Police Dept.

Police say the student is a fourth grade, 9-year-old boy. They say the substitute teacher immediately informed school officials. 

However the chief said he didn't find out until Monday, February 10. He says the boy has behavioral issues.

Parents who talked to 7News said they didn’t hear anything from the school about this until they got an automated call from the principal Tuesday morning.

“I have to say that upsets me even more. If there was' something found out almost a week ago it should have been dealt with right away,” said Sheri Bishop, parent.

The school department released a statement saying: "A very thorough investigation is underway...The superintendent feels confident that all of the students involved are safe..."

The police chief said he agrees the students on the list were not in danger. 

The boy was removed from class Tuesday morning, but no criminal charges are expected.

The fourth grader’s parents are being cooperative. The police chief said the school psychologist and counselors are working with the boy to get him the services he needs.

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