'Poor choice': Student with hit list and blade arrested, Humble ISD says


ATASCOCITA, Texas – A Humble ISD middle school student is in custody after being accused of having a list with names and bringing a large blade to school, officials said.

The principal of Atascocita Middle School said the student had a written list containing 14 names of students and also brought an 8-inch blade to school Wednesday.

The blade was "the type of item one would use to cut your Christmas tree," according to officials.

School officials said 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," the principal wrote in a letter.

The student is charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, a third-degree felony. The student has not been identified.

"There is no evidence pointing to any sort of specific plan, but nevertheless it's unacceptable to have a saw blade and a list at school," a school official said.

The motive is unclear, but staff members were able to intervene before any intentions were carried out.

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