Clio High School freshman arrested after alleged threat of 'kill list'

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CLIO (WJRT) (2/22/2018) - A freshman at Clio High School is under arrest after accusations surfaced last week of him assembling a "kill list" and making other threats.

The 14-year-old boy is accused of making threats against the district and asking classmates whether they wanted to add anyone to his "kill list" during a locker room conversation on Feb. 6.

Students who overheard the conversation at the time didn't report it to any staff or administrators at the school. However, after last week's school shooting in Florida, a student made a comment to staff member on Friday after the threat.

That comment led to a full investigation on Tuesday, following the Presidents Day long weekend. The Genesee County Sheriff's Office and Prosecutor's Office assisted with the investigation.

On Thursday, Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell announced the teen was being charged with making terrorist threats. He was arrested and taken to the Genesee County Juvenile Detention Center awaiting court proceedings.

The 14-year-old had been suspended on Feb. 7 for an incident unrelated to the alleged threats. He has not attended class since then.

During a press conference Thursday, Pickell and Clio school administrators pleaded with students to share information about threats immediately. They were disappointed that students waited two weeks to report this incident.

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