Police say a student at Alverine High School in Hudson, N.H. made a hit list with the names of five people on it, three classmates and two students from a nearby school.
Parents were emailed after the hit list was discovered.
“I got the email at work. My stomach just flipped. And the first thing I thought was who's on that hit list,” Heidi Lasala said.
Investigators say three of the people on the list are girls and two are boys.
“It’s definitely scary. Something you see and hear about but never get used to dealing with it yourself,” Jeanie Arnold said.
The superintendent of the Hudson School District told 7News one of the victims shared a disturbing text message with a teacher on Wednesday, and that's how school leaders were made aware of the threat.
"The only good thing about this is we actually had a student who felt comfortable enough to step up have a relationship with a staff person and came forward with information,” Superintendent Bryan Lane said.
The five students on the hit list and their parents were immediately notified and the school suspended the 16-year-old sophomore accused of making the hit list.
The teen has been charged with criminal threatening and may face more charges as the police investigation continues.