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‘Kill’ list of classmates they hate get 3 girls a visit from police

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(CNN) — Childish antics with a spiteful twist got three elementary school girls in Pennsylvania a visit from the police.

The girls made a list of classmates’ names with the word “kill” written on it, CNN affiliate WTAE reported Wednesday.

Officers had a talk with the sixth graders at Colfax Upper Elementary School in Springdale and concluded that they didn’t really plan to kill students on a list of more than 20 names.

But in the age of school shootings, no one took any chances.

A fellow student who saw the list told a teacher, who contacted the principal. Police appeared at the door, and the handwritten note made the rounds among students and their parents as a “kill list.”

The police chief wouldn’t go as far as to call it that.

“I think that’s a bit extreme,” said Julio Medeiros. He saw it as more of a list of classmates the girls couldn’t stand.

“Some kids have some of the most foolish reasons for not liking somebody,” he said. Putting their names on such a list may have been a poor choice.

Medeiros doesn’t believe there was ever a threat to anyone’s safety, he said, but there will be consequences for the girls.

“The school has taken a very hard-line approach,” he said. Police, on the other hand, are unlikely to file charges, Medeiros told CNN affiliate KDKA.

The list also included columns for the names of students the girls “liked” and “disliked.” “Wanted to kill” was the third category.

By Ben Brumfield

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3 comments

  • Tonya Lynn

    HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE SET BACK AND SAID ” WELL I WISH WE HAD PAID ATTENTION TO THE WARNING SIGNS AND THIS WOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED?” SO NOW THIS “LIST” IS GONNA BE DISMISSED AS A HATE LIST AND THROWN OUT LIKE YESTERDAYS GARBAGE!!! SO MORE LIVES WILL BE LOST BECAUSE YOU DONT WANT TO DO YOUR JOB?? SERIOUSLY IM GLAD MY KIDS ARE GROWN BUT NOW I HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT MY GRANDKIDS BECAUSE YOU WANT TO DISMISS THIS AS A CHILDHOOD JOKE!!!!

  • juli-bec

    I THINK THEY DID A GREAT JOB..I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE MAYBE EVEN GOT A LITTLE DETENTION OR SOMETHING..THE KIDS PARENTS MAY SAY IT WAS NOTHING, BUT IN 3 OR 4 YEARS WHEN THOSE GIRLS ARE ON THE STREETS OR IN JUVI..WE WILL KNOW WHERE AND WHEN IT ALL STARTED…PARENTS WATCH YOUR KIDS AND DONT LET THEM GET AWAY WITH THAT..