CLEARFIELD – Two Clearfield Area Middle School students are being punished for creating “death lists,” which named several of their fellow students.
According to Lawrence Township Police, the lists were titled “dead” and “dead/murdered.” The lists contained the names of children who attend the school.
The lists were brought to the attention of a teacher last week at the middle school who contacted Anne Herzing, middle school vice principal. Herzing then contacted the school resource officer, who segregated the two students from the rest of the school population.
The students’ parents were called in, and both students were interviewed in the presence of their parents. Police report that it was determined that the students had no intention to carry out the threats, and they had no plans or means to carry them out.
The students who made the lists were turned over to their parents, and the school is handling discipline and counseling for them.
When reached for comment Friday morning, the school district’s administration had none. Tim Meckey, middle school principal, said this morning, “Mr. Meckey has no comment other than those in the Courier-Express.” According to that article, Meckey said he needed to protect the students involved and their identities.
School officials are in the process of contacting the parents of children who are named on the lists.