Police Investigating ‘Hit List’ Targeting West Mifflin Students

WEST MIFFLIN (KDKA) — Police are investigating after an alleged “hit list” was found containing the names of eight West Mifflin Area High School students.

With the new school year barely underway, the West Mifflin Area School District has had to take disciplinary action against the unidentified student.

The student has been suspended from school and is facing juvenile charges.

School officials were alerted to a “hit-list” the student had allegedly compiled, and showed to a fellow student, who – along with his parents – deemed it as threatening.

School officials and police were alerted Thursday morning.

School Superintendent Daniel Castagna told KDKA’s news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the threat wasn’t credible and caused only a minor disruption.

But, nonetheless, the student will face juvenile charges, according to West Mifflin Police.

Investigators said that decision was made after detectives consulted with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office and Juvenile Probation.

High School Principal Phillip Woods sent a letter home to parents Thursday. It said the list contained approximately eight names of students.

The parents of all the students identified on the list have been contacted.

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Woods said the quick, coordinated response to the incident was a “prime example of the school, police, and the community working together to maintain a safe school environment.”

Students were reminded to immediately report it any time they are in possession of inappropriate material.

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One Comment

  1. Be nice to know more, like ages, sex, why. Also how does “approximately eight names” work?

  2. Help me understand something. The school superintendent, Daniel Castagna, said the threat wasn’t credible. However, the detectives and the DA’s office DID find it credible to the point that they filed charges against this juvenile?

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