"Kill list" suspect released into parent's custody

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by KREM.com & Othello Richards

KREM.com

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 4 at 6:21 PM

SPOKANE -- A Spokane middle school student accused of writing a “kill list” with the names of more than 60 students on it was released from juvenile detention Monday.

A teacher discovered the note Friday, and the student spent the weekend locked up.

Attorneys are not naming the student behind the hit list because he is under age. Prosecutors said the student had a detention hearing Monday afternoon and was released to his parents.

The 13-year-old boy must remain under his parent’s supervision 24 hours a day for now.

School District officials planned to reach the families of all 64 students named in the hit list, which was left in a classroom at Spokane Garry Middle School. Officials said the student told them the list was a joke; a school resource officer felt the incident was serious enough to send the student to juvenile detention.

Prosecutors said the student could face either a felony or a misdemeanor charge depending on the severity and validity of the threat.

School officials said they could not give specifics on a punishment. Pending the outcome of the investigation, discipline could range from suspension to expulsion.

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