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Police say Alvirne student had 'hit list'

Union Leader Correspondent

May 29. 2014 8:24PM

HUDSON — A 16-year-old Alvirne High School student was taken into police custody Wednesday after allegedly creating a “hit list” that included the names of at least five other students.

Police responded to the Hudson high school shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday, after school officials and police received reports that the male student — whose name wasn’t released — had threatened several of his classmates, according to a written statement by Police Chief Jason Lavoie.

Police Capt. William Avery said police have contacted all of the students named on the list, as well as their parents.

“They are all aware of the situation,” Avery said Thursday.

Hudson School Superintendent Bryan Lane said a student showed one of his teachers “a series of concerning text messages” he’d received on his phone from the alleged threatener.

The student and teacher then brought the phone to the principal’s office, and police were called.

Lane said no weapons were found during a search of the entire school building and grounds and there was “absolutely no incidents or evidence of physical violence.”

The student, who was charged with one count of criminal threatening, was arraigned on Thursday afternoon.

Avery said additional charges may be forthcoming.

School administrators have met with the student and his parents; Lane said the plan right now would be to “follow normal disciplinary procedures.”

“We’ve not yet made any final determination, on our part, as to what our actions will be,” the superintendent said.

Parents of all Alvirne High School students have been notified of the incident via an email, Lane said.

School Board member Stacy Milbouer expressed relief that no one was injured and the incident was handled quickly and correctly by school officials.

“I feel for everybody involved in this and I’m just so glad things were resolved,” she said.

Hudson police would release no further information, citing the ongoing investigation.

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