Michigan Teen Arrested For Having A “Hit List” At School
Teen faces charges for including "killing people" on a list of things he said that made him happy for a school assignment.
On Friday, a Pontiac teenager was taken into custody for responses he made on a school essay.
Police were called on Friday morning to the Pontiac Academy for Excellence for a school threat complaint. Once officers arrived, the teacher at the academy explained that a 14-year-old student in their class had a response to an essay question that caused concern.
The teacher stated she had asked her students to write three things that make them happy and three things that made them sad. One of her students wrote killing people on his "happy list." The situation became more upsetting when the teacher questioned the student. The teen told the teacher that he had a list of students and teachers he wanted to harm. The list was found in the boy's possession and named several types of weapons and how many rounds of ammunition each weapon would hold.
The Detroit News reported on Sunday that Sgt. Christina Maher said that the teen was held at the Oakland County Children's Village detention facility pending "the issuance of criminal charges," A juvenile intake hearing has been scheduled, but there is no information on the date.