On Tuesday, Jan. 24, at approximately 7:40 p.m. the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the principal at Orangefield High School concerning suspicious circumstances.

On arrival Deputies met with the OHS principal concerning a “Hit List” that had been located in the boys bathroom inside the school. The “hit list” had several students’ names on it and was written on the bathroom wall.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office Investigators were contacted and conducted the Investigation. They were able to locate and speak with all of the kids who names were on the list. Investigators also spoke with each child’s parent advising them of the situation. Investigators located the suspect in this case who is a 16 year old student at Orangefield High School. The 16 year old spoke with Investigators and confessed to writing the “hit list” and advised he did it as a prank and was not planning to follow through with the threats.

Orangefield High School suspended the 16 year old student and charges are pending in this case. The investigation is ongoing.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has been providing extra patrols and walking through all of the schools in Orangefield during this time making sure that the school and students are safe.