The Orange County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Mauriceville Middle School Wednesday, Jan. 30 concerning suspicious circumstances. The principal at MMS told officers that a “hit list” with several student’s names on it had been located in a classroom inside the school. OCSO investigators were able to locate the suspect in the case, and the student confessed to writing the note. Officers were also able to locate, and speak with all the students whose names were on the list, and also spoke with each student’s parents, advising them of the situation.

The suspect in this case is a 12 year old student at MMS, and admitted to writing the note because the people he listed in the note had been picking on him. The student, whose name cannot be listed due to his age, was arrested for terrorist threats, and transported to the Minnie Rogers Juvenile Justice Center in Beaumont. He was also suspended from school.

OCSO has been providing extra patrols and walking through all the schools in Orange County, making sure that the schools and students are safe.

The investigation in this incident is ongoing.