Students named on CIS 'hit' list

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A Craig Intermediate School (CIS) student was suspended for 17 days after school officials found a "hit list" in her possession Dec. 14. The list contained the names of classmates.

A parent of a student on the list, who asked to remain anonymous, said only the parents of those on the list were informed and believes more needs to be done.

"My daughter is terrified that after (Christmas) break she is going to have to confront this girl," the parent said. "These kids on the list do not want to be around her."

This parent believes school officials are not doing enough about the incident and plans to circulate a petition to expel the student permanently from CIS.

According to the parent, this student has been expelled in the past for bringing a knife to school and the student had claimed to want to be a "Columbine killer."

The incident was reported to the Craig Police Department which concluded no crime had occurred.

"The case was reported to us primarily for knowledge," said Chief of Police Walt Vanatta. "There wasn't a crime committed as no actual threats were made. The school has taken what they feel is appropriate action."

School officials couldn't be reached Friday or over the weekend for comment. Moffat County schools are on Christmas break until Jan. 3.

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