Hit List Found at Michigan School Targets Black Students

Hit List Found at Michigan School Targets Black Students

Security was ramped up at a Michigan high school Tuesday after a hit list found on the wall of the boys’ bathroom reportedly threatened eight Black students. The note reportedly contained a racial slur and warned that something would happen on March 29. As a result, extra police patrolled the grounds of Port Huron Northern High School Tuesday, which is located an hour away from Flint.

Security was ramped up at a Michigan high school Tuesday after a hit list found on the wall of the boys’ bathroom reportedly threatened eight Black students.

The note reportedly contained a racial slur and warned that something would happen on March 29. As a result, extra police patrolled the grounds of Port Huron Northern High School Tuesday, which is located an hour away from Flint.

"Even though it is difficult to accurately assess the credibility of the threat, the Port Huron Area School District and the Port Huron Police Department take this type of threat very seriously," Principal Charles G. Mossett wrote in a letter sent home to parents.

"Port Huron Northern High School does not tolerate this type of racial intimidation or harassment. Anyone found to participate in such acts will continue to be given swift and severe consequences such, but not limited to, suspension and or recommendation for expulsion," he continued.

Police are actively investigating who might have written the list; interviewing students, looking at surveillance footage and examining writing samples.

Authorities are offering a cash reward for a tip that leads to an arrest. Those who have information can leave anonymous tips on the police department hotline: 810-987-6688.

(Photo: PHHS Website)

Written by Hortense M. Barber

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