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Alleged Hit List Found in Broken Arrow School

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Posted at 6:32 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 23:21:36-05

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Someone found an alleged hit list circulating around Oneta Ridge Middle School in Broken Arrow.

Parents of a student on the list were notified about this situation Thursday, but some are still concerned for the safety of the students.

2 Works for You spoke with a parent who's ready to pull her child out of school, because she says they're not doing enough to protect them.

"I lost my dad and I've lost other people in my life, too," a Broken Arrow parent said. "I couldn't imagine losing a child."

The parent didn't want to be identified, and told 2 Works for You the school suspended the student responsible for making the list, but not permanently.

"I am very afraid for her because when this child comes back to school there is no telling what is going to happen," the parent said.

This parent says the school principal told her 'kids will be kids'.

"That's not kids being kids," the parent said. "That is something to take serious, and I don't feel like they are."

Because the student responsible is currently suspended, her child is still attending, for now. But besides a suspension, she says she feels more should be done.

"I am not okay with something happening to her or me getting a phone call because they didn't take the precautions to save those children," the parent said. "They are supposed to be protecting our children while they are in their care. I don't feel like they are doing that."

She says the school couldn't release much information about what happened. So, she reached out to another source for more information.

"I called the police department and they didn't even notify them," the parent said. "They told me that I can press charges personally, and I don't even know who it is or how to go about doing that without the name."

For now, she says she wants the school to ensure the kids are safe, and that any threats be removed before something more serious occurs.

"Losing my child is something that, something can be done before something bad happens and that is what I am hoping for," the parent said.

The school sent 2 Works for You a statement about the incident.

"Oneta Ridge Middle School staff and district administrators were made aware of an incident at school late yesterday afternoon. Administrators immediately conducted a thorough investigation and determined there was no credible threat to student safety. Oneta Ridge staff contacted the parents of all students involved and made them aware of the situation by phone or through meetings at school. As always, the safety and security of our students is our highest priority. Appropriate consequences will be issued in accordance with district policy, but student privacy laws prevent the district from commenting on specific cases."

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