DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C.-- A middle school student was questioned after a "people to kill" list was found in the hallway of a South Carolina school back in August.
The list was found at DuBose Middle School on Aug. 29.
According to WCIV, deputies say the handwritten list was made up of eighth grade students but did not match a current classroom roster. School district officials say 14 of the names were students.
As a result, deputies could not determine who had made the list by interviewing one classroom, so administrators were asked to check handwriting samples.
The writing samples led deputies to the suspect, who deputies asked for a verbal list of people who bother him.
After noting that the verbal list matched the actual list, the student confessed.
The student told deputies that the list was just a form of stress release and he intended for it to end up in the trash.
Deputies then met with the student's parents who assured deputies they did not own firearms and their son did not have access to weapons.
The student was suspended until a discipline hearing could be scheduled, district officials said. Deputies then reached out to the parents of the children listed.
One parent was upset that it took a week for her to receive the news.
“I don't understand. My issue is that everyone as soon as possible should have been notified. And every single parent of every single kid at that school should have been notified,” she said. “I'm not saying take this kid and throw away the key. I'm saying find out what is happening in his head. Find out what is happening. What happened that would make him want to kill his classmates? What's so horrible that would make this 12 year old do this?”
The mother says she plans to remove her son from the school permanently if the student who wrote the list returns to school.