Fifth-grader accused of writing ‘kill list’

Three families are pushing for charges to be filed against the student.

5th grader accused of writing 'kill list'
5th grader accused of writing 'kill list' (KPNX)

MARICOPA, Ariz. (WFLA) –  A fifth-grader in Arizona is accused of writing a ‘kill list’ that included classmates. Now, three families are pushing for charges to be filed against the student.

Right now, the unidentified boy has been suspended from the Legacy Traditional School, in Maricopa, and will not be back anytime soon, according to KPNX, but some parents say that isn’t enough.

In all, the names of eight students in the school’s fifth grade class appear on the list.

The parents of one girl, who wished to have their identity concealed, spoke to KPNX about their concerns and their lost trust in the school.

They say there were stars next to each student’s name based on the order,” the girl’s dad said.

“I honestly felt like my heart just broke in that moment, because this is my baby,” the girl’s mother told the station. 


The parents are pushing to have the boy charged. While they don’t want him to serve jail time, they do want him to get help.

The school system says they notified parents and police as soon as the list was discovered.

For this family, they said they will remove their daughter from the school if the student who wrote the list is allowed to return to the Legacy Traditional School


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