Hit list investigated at Buchanan high
Published 11:44 pm Wednesday, March 8, 2006
By By ANDY HAMILTON / Niles Daily Star
BUCHANAN - The Buchanan Police Dept. is currently investigating a suspicious letter found in Buchanan High School Tuesday, Chief of Police Bill Marx said.
Marx said a person found a document and became concerned it was threatening and turned it over to administration. School officials then contacted the police, Marx said.
The police were investigating the letter well into Tuesday evening and Marx said the department will be talking to a few students Wednesday morning.
Marx said police are trying to determine the origin of the letter and why it was produced. Marx added the police will continue to investigate the letter until the department discovers its intent.
Marx said students were not sent home by the school, but added there may be a few parents who choose to keep their kids home for the day.
One parent who did keep her son out of school on Wednesday was Rhonda Rauen. Her son, Arron Sater, is a sophomore at the high school and was allegedly one of the students named in the letter. But, Rauen said the school has failed to inform her properly about the document.
Sater said the principal made an announcement about the letter at the end of the day, but, he said rumors of the document and its contents were floating around the hallways of the school since the morning.
Sater said the talk among students was that a letter threatening to harm around 24 students was found in school. Sater added he heard a few of his friends may also be listed in the document.
The names allegedly were a mixture of both boys and girls, from sophomores to seniors, according to Sater.