An Atascocita Middle School student was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly taking a saw blade to school and writing a hit list with some students' names on it, according to a letter from the principal sent to parents.
According to the letter, the saw blade was about 8 inches and is the type of tool used to cut a tree branch.
The principal says the school took immediate action after receiving a tip about a potential safety concern and involved Humble ISD police in the investigation. The information gathered in the investigation was presented to the Harris County District Attorney's Office, who filed a charge of possession of a prohibited weapon, a third degree felony.
The student was removed from campus and arrested.
The Atascocita Middle School Principal addressed this letter to parents:
Dear AMS Families,
Today, a student made a poor choice and brought a saw blade to school. The blade was about 8 inches and is the type of tool one uses to cut a tree branch. The student also had written a hit list containing a few students’ names.
The moment that we received a tip about a potential safety concern, we took immediate action by launching an investigation. We involved Humble ISD Police, who gathered information and presented it to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office filed a charge of possession of a prohibited weapon, a third-degree felony. The student was arrested and removed from campus.
All students are safe. Our school administration is having personal conversations with the parents of students whose names were listed.
We work in partnership with law enforcement for the safety and well-being of everyone. Please continue to encourage your children to report any concerns to our school staff, Humble ISD Police (281-641-7900) or through the Humble ISD iHelp app. Working in partnership keeps our schools safe and students focused on learning.
Thank you for your support,