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Jasper PD: Hit list written on Junior High bathroom wall
JASPER - by Steve W Stewart/KJAS & Rayburn Broadcasting Company
Jasper Police said on Monday that they are investigating after two names and associated threats were found written on the wall of a restroom at Jasper Junior High School, and the principal of the school has confirmed that it was, indeed, a hit list.
According to Chief Robert MacDonald, the investigation began on Friday when the writing was discovered in one of the girls bathrooms. MacDonald said officers were able to identify the girl who wrote the message, and she told them that she did it because was being bullied by the two other girls whose names were listed with the threats.
MacDonald said the girl told officers that she wasnt serious about the threats. Regardless, MacDonald said the Jasper Police Department does not take threats lightly, and all are treated seriously and equally as if they were a criminal act.
Later on Monday, JJHS Principal Jon Seybold gave more details on the case. According to Seybold, the girl who confessed to writing the names told him that the other two girls called her a name during a class, which prompted her to write their names on the bathroom wall with the words hit list.
Seybold said surveillance video was used to identify five different girls who had gone into the restroom, one of which turned out to be the girl who wrote the names.
Last month, another hit list was discovered at the school. Officials said the student who wrote the list was removed from the school.