Student Accused of Making a 'Hit List' in Chisago Co.

Updated: 03/16/2013 3:39 PM By: Leslie Dyste

A 13-year-old Minnesota boy was arrested after allegedly creating a school 'hit list.'

According to the Chisago County Sheriff's Office, the boy is a 7th Grader at Rush City High School and is currently on probation with Chisago County.

The sheriff's office recovered a list of names titled "People that won't be killed." The boy told deputies that he had put the list together. Deputies interviewed other students who said there was also a 'hit list.' The second list was recovered Friday.

The boy was arrested and taken to a detention facility in Lino Lakes.

Rush City Schools Superintendent Vern Koepp says parents were notified by email, phone and text Thursday through the Mass Communication System. A message read, in part: "The situation involved a student making serious threats against other students. School administration and law enforcement have taken the appropriate steps to properly address the situation and to ensure that our schools continue to be safe."

The Communication System was installed following another student threat incident which occurred days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Rush City Schools now have door monitors at main entrances. The School Board has approved $50,000 in renovations to main entrances so that visitors are required to sign in at the front offices.