'Kill list' found at Lee's Summit North High School
41 Action News Staff
4:50 PM, Jan 4, 2013
1:18 PM, Jan 6, 2013
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - A "kill list" was found at Lee's Summit North High School in December. One concerned mother wants to know why it took school officials a week to tell her that her daughter was on the list.
The mother said school officials told her they'd found the list of five students -- including her daughter -- in an agenda on Dec. 7. But she wasn't notified that day.
"They waited a week to contact me and let me know my daughter is on the list. They said 'We have investigated, but we couldn't find out who the planner belonged to,'" she told 41 Action News. "They didn't speak to the students on the list, and now my daughter is afraid to go to school."
While her daughter went to school when classes resumed Thursday, she said she didn't feel safe.
"She stayed home (Friday) because of this fear. I feel the school hasn't done what is necessary," she explained. "She should be in class but is at home because she feels unsafe. She doesn't know who wrote the list."
The Lee's Summit School District said officials knew about the list.
"Personnel at the school did find such a thing, and made their own investigation and filed a police report. We contacted the parents of the students named in this list," said district spokesperson Janice Phelan.
Sgt. Chris Depue, with the Lee's Summit Police Department, confirmed a student found the list in the planner and turned it in to school officials Dec. 7. The student who owned the planner told police she had let another student borrow it, who transferred to a school in another state last month.
Depue said the investigation is ongoing only because police haven't contacted the parents of the transferred student yet.
41 Action News requested the report from Lee's Summit Police, but it has not yet been released.