16-year-old student arrested after hit list investigation

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

According toHighland Police Chief Jeremy Stevens, his department and the Sharp CountySheriff's Department first investigated the incident on Tuesday. Police went tothe 16-year-old boy's home and interviewed him. He told officers he did nothave a hit list.

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

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

The 16-year-oldstudent from Fulton County was found to have several inconsistencies with hisstatements. Stevens said no list was recovered during the investigation.

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

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