I teach in a suburban setting with zero-tolerance. Threats such as this
would not be tolerated, would be investigated, and students would be subject
to expulsion. We have an obligation to protect all of our students.
----- Original Message -----
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2001 1:26 PM
Subject: How would your school handle this? (discipline question--not art
> There seems to be trouble brewing in our middle school between two
> groups--those considered "preppy" and those considered "hood-y" (for lack
> better descriptions). A "hit list" was put in the locker of one of the
> preppy boys on Friday--it said "KDP--Kill Da Preps" and listed about 12
> students who were scheduled to be "killed". Not everyone is taking this
> seriously as I and some other teachers think it should be taken.
> We are a small rural school district with about 500 students in grades
> We have had no major problems in the past, but there seems to be growing
> incidents of fighting, disrespect, etc. (Principal is very lax with
> My question is: How would YOUR school handle a threatening "hit list" put
> someone's locker? (One teacher thinks he knows who wrote the list,
> he recognizes the boy's printing and lettering style.)
> Thank you.