Police Investigate Alleged Hit List At Elementary School
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Springdale Police are investigating an alleged “kill list” found at Colfax Upper Elementary School.
A teacher found the list late Tuesday afternoon and police were notified immediately.
Police described the list as a sloppily written note, likely written out of “boredom” by two sixth grade girls.
They say it contained the names of about 20 students separated into columns of people the girls “liked,” “disliked” and “wanted to kill.”
Police interviewed the girls and determined there was no imminent danger. They say the girls had no plans to carry out any type of violence.
Still, the situation was taken seriously.
The girls will be disciplined by the school district, according to the student handbook.
Police Chief Julio Medeiros says criminal charges are unlikely, but are not out of the question.
“I was scared, I was nervous, I wanted answers,” Marie Sgambati, a concerned parent, said.
She kept her children at home today as a precaution.
District officials said the appropriate action was taken to investigate the incident. They also said at no time was anyone in danger.
“In conjunction with local police, the District will process all information to determine appropriate action. Any discipline to involved individuals will be taken according to the District police and the Student Handbook. The Allegheny Valley School District emphasizes that the safety and well-being of students and staff will always remain the highest concern.”
For now, the investigation continues, but police praised the school district for handling a sensitive situation appropriately.