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Parents concerned of possible hit list at Marietta Elementary School

Parents of children at Marietta Elementary School are concerned after a possible "kill list" was found and reported.

Posted: Feb. 19, 2019 7:28 PM
Updated: Feb. 20, 2019 9:16 AM

MARIETTA, Miss. (WTVA) - Parents of children at Marietta Elementary School are concerned after a possible "kill list" was found and reported.

Debby Taylor says her son came home from school Friday, worried because another student wrote a hit list with his name and other students' names.

Taylor says her son said the boy planned to burn the school after the shooting.

"I'm scared for my child to go to school. I'm scared for all the kids," Taylor said.

Taylor says she reached out to the principal, but she feels nothing has been done.

"It is like they are sweeping it under the rug and don’t want to talk about it,” Taylor said.

WTVA reached out to Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar for a comment, and he released the following statement:

"We are aware of the situation at Marietta School. We, in cooperation with school officials, have looked into this matter and have resolved any issues. Based on our investigation, there’s no concern of any threat to any student at Marietta School."

Taylor says she posted her concerns via Facebook and other parents agreed with her that school officials, as well as law enforcement, should speak to parents one-on-one and let them know what is going on.

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