Minnetonka middle school student arrested for creating kill list


A 13-year-old from Minnetonka Middle School West in Excelsior was arrested Tuesday after authorities say he made a list of people he wanted to kill.

The Carver County Sheriff's Office says the seventh-grader is being charged with making terroristic threats and fifth-degree assault.

According to FOX 9, the seventh-grader showed the list to a classmate.

KSTP reports authorities say the 13-year-old made the list on his iPad, but has since deleted the file.

School officials say they were alerted to the situation by a parent of the victim. The Minnetonka School District issued a statement about it.

"We want to emphasize that in this case a student felt threatened and shared that information with a parent, who reported the information to the school. This is an important first step in working together to keep our schools safe.

The school district is working cooperatively with Carver County Sheriff to continue to investigate this situation."

According to the Star Tribune, principal Paula Hoff sent an e-mail to parents about the incident, which reportedly occurred last Friday.

"We conducted an investigation and, following standard protocol in this type of situation, contacted local authorities," Hoff wrote. "Situations like this may include suspension, expulsion and referral to law enforcement for prosecution."

The school said the boy will not be in class Monday.

KSTP reports the boy's iPad is being examined by deputies trained in computer forensics.

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