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16-year-old student arrested after hit list investigation

HIGHLAND, AR (KAIT) – A Highland High School student was arrested following an investigation into a possible hit list.

According to Highland Police Chief Jeremy Stevens, his department and the Sharp County Sheriff's Department first investigated the incident on Tuesday. Police went to the 16-year-old boy's home and interviewed him. He told officers he did not have a hit list.

The next day, police were called to Highland High School where more students came forward with additional information about the list. During the course of several interviews with students, Stevens said the department learned that some students had indeed seen a list.

Five or more names were reportedly on the list and statements were made about a possible "blood bath" concerning one specific student, according to Stevens.

The 16-year-old student from Fulton County was found to have several inconsistencies with his statements. Stevens said no list was recovered during the investigation.

Police arrested the teen for communicating a terroristic threat and he was taken to the White River Juvenile Detention Center in Batesville. The teen will appear in court in November. His name has not been released.

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