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'I immediately panicked:' Shorewood mother reacts to daughters being named on 'hit list'

Posted at 6:32 PM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-13 19:41:45-05

SHOREWOOD — A mother is speaking out after two of her daughters was named on an alleged "hit list" by a Shorewood high School student.

The 14-year-old student who is accused of creating the list was taken into custody.

According to Shorewood Police, the list was found in a notebook. District officials confirmed another student reported the findings on Tuesday.

Tina King said she was hurt learning that two of her daughters were names on that list.

"I immediately panicked," she said. "I was shaking because both of my kids were still in Shorewood."

One of her daughters was attending an after school event, while another was waiting for the other to finish when their mother got the news.

"I still have concerns like, 'How many other people were involved?' Again, we don't know who the child is," she said.

Despite being on the list, King said her two wanted to still go to class which is why she was relieved they couldn't.

"I asked if they wanted to go to school. They were like, 'Yeah.'"

Shorewood School District closed Wednesday, according to Superintendent Bryan Davis.

“All of the Shorewood Schools will be closed to students and staff due to ongoing safety concerns,” Davis said in a voicemail message to parents Wednesday morning.

The threat, forced school doors to close across the district and some parents were scrambling to find alternative ways to keep their students busy.

Rachel Collins, Shorewood public library director, knew canceled classes would affect her workflow too.

“I do wonder how parents can respond at really short notice, and the library is definitely a destination in the community and we’re here to be supportive,” Collins said.

The FBI and Shorewood police are still investigating the threat, and although superintendent Davis said no credible threat existed at the two elementary schools or the middle school, he still thought it best to resolve the issue completely before bringing any students or staff back to school grounds.