Student removed from Coweta County middle school after ‘kill list’ found

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Schools officials at Madras Middle School conducted an investigation and found out the student had six names on the list.

A Coweta County middle school student was removed from school Wednesday after administrators were made aware of a “kill list” being discussed among classmates.

The incident at Madras Middle School is still under investigation, principal Lorraine Johnson said in a letter sent to parents and posted to the school's website. Johnson said the six students whose names were on the list were identified and their parents were contacted.

“School officials and the school resource officer immediately began an investigation into this report, and the student who was alleged to have created the list was removed from class,” she said.

The student was found with a notepad that contained a list of six first names, according to the school. After speaking with administrators, the student reportedly gave the last names of the children on the list.

“The notebook paper did not contain any written threats,” Johnson said. “However, a thorough investigation into any conversations that were had regarding this list is being conducted.”

The student was “removed from Madras Middle School,” she said. It is not clear if the removal is permanent.

In the letter, Johnson addressed her administration's emphasis on safety and encouraged parents to remind students to come forward with any concerns.

“We also encourage parents to discuss with their children the seriousness of making any type of comment aloud, in writing, or via social media that is threatening in nature or that could be perceived as a threat,” she said.