TAYLORSVILLE, Ind.– An 8-year-old student in Taylorsville was suspended after allegedly showing a “hit list” to another student on a school bus.
School officials notified law enforcement and the following message was sent to parents, assuring them the children are safe:
“Good morning Taylorsville families! The safety of our students is our top priority. Upon receiving a report yesterday involving a threat, we responded immediately. It was reported that an 8-year old student showed a hit list to another student on the bus after school. Law enforcement was notified. The student was suspended until a meeting with family. Students are safely learning at Taylorsville today. Thank you for your continued support!”
Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Officials say the 8-year-old also made a comment about a gun to another student, who told her parents. The parents notified law enforcement.
“The moment you say this isn’t going to happen and you don’t take it seriously, that’s when people are going to get hurt so you have to take every one of them as serious as possible,” explains Captain Dave Steinkoenig, with the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators say when they interviewed the boy he admitted to the hit list and told them he got the idea from a movie. Police and Bartholomew County school officials have not said when the meeting would take place or what disciplinary measures could occur. School resumed as normal Thursday.