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Alleged 'hit list' found in Cobleskill school
COBLESKILL Village police are investigating a second hit list targeting middle school students. Cobleskill-Richmondville CSD officials said two 8th grade students at Golding Middle School found the list containing 25 students names Thursday afternoon and brought it to the main office.
The district said they contacted parents of the students on the list and is investigating the matter with police. The list supposedly will target students during Field Day on Tuesday. Superintendent Lynn Macan said the district has decided not to cancel the event or finals planned for Monday.
We dont have any credible evidence from an entire week spent speaking to students. Im not saying we wouldnt make a decision on Monday if something credible or concrete came about, but we're hoping that this time, theres a little more evidence that were going to be able to wrap this up before, said Macan.
The list came a week after the district cancelled a dance because rumors circulated about a hit list on social media targeting 6th grade students at the event. Police were never able to find evidence the list existed.
The level of anxiety got larger to the degree that this was supposed to be a fun, end of the year event and we're missing that if either students dont attend or parents are worried about sending their children there, said Superintendent Lynn Macan, adding she was confident in the districts emergency plans.
Some parents expressed concern the district wasnt doing enough to keep students safe and opted to have their children stay home.
They call me to tell me she's on a hit list and that it's fine to send her to school, she'll be safe to go for her last final exam of the year, said one parent who did not want to be identified. I'm not sending her to school until they figure out who is doing these hits lists or ensure there's extra staff on or police.