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South Milwaukee student in custody after second 'hit list' incident this week

Posted at 1:14 PM, Nov 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 14:22:56-05

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- A South Milwaukee student is in custody after the discovery of a 'hit list,' the second such incident in southeast Wisconsin this week.

There is no threat to student or staff safety, a letter to parents from Superintendent Jeff Weiss says.

The 'hit list' included the names of both students and staff members, the letter says.

"This event represents a teachable moment for our children," Weiss says in the letter. "Children may mistakenly think that writing a 'hit list' is funny, or they may use it as a way to get attention. Help your son or daughter avoid choices that could compromise their future."

Students who threaten the safety of others could be subject to expulsion, he added.

The incident comes barely 24 hours after a similar 'hit list' closed Shorewood schools on Wednesday.