Kiona-Benton City High School student arrested for alleged 'hit list'

Tri-City HeraldFebruary 6, 2014 

BENTON CITY -- A 15-year-old Kiona-Benton City High School student was arrested Thursday morning for allegedly writing a "hit list" of student and teacher names.

The list consisted of a "considerable amount" of names and may have been part of a game adopted from a movie, said Benton County sheriff's Lt. Chuck Jones. Students found out about the list and told teachers Thursday.

Jones said he does not think the female student planned to harm anyone and no one at the school was in danger.

"Staff became aware of the supposed hit list involving staff and other students," Jones said. "... It appears there was no intention to follow through with it. It appears it was a pseudo game based on a movie involving a school hit list."

The district issued a news release saying there was no danger to students and the student was expelled immediately.

The student was arrested and booked into the juvenile detention center, Jones said.

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