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Sheriff Snyder investigating “kill list” found by a student in a Martin County classroom

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The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a “hit list” containing the names of nine students that was found by a student in a Jensen Beach high school classroom.

Martin County Sheriff William Snyder says he can’t crawl into the mind of a teenager to determine if it’s a joke, but he is taking the threat seriously.
“We’re treating it 100% as if it’s a legitimate threat,” Snyder said. “As far as I’m concerned, I have a threat to shoot nine students at one of our schools. And we’re absolutely reacting as if that threat will be carried out.”
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The list of intended shooting targets was found crumpled up on the floor of a science class.
The school sent out a reverse 911 call to parents alerting them of the situation on Wednesday.
“In the message they say they’re going to have extra police at school campus, so I think everything will be OK, he just put them in God’s hands,” a parent told WPBF.

The letter reads, “Note to self, on September 8th, bring gun to school and shoot my intended targets,” it then lists the names of 9 students at the school which have been redacted.

“It is pretty blunt, pretty graphic, doesn’t leave anything to the imagination, nothing to interpret, flat out threat to bring a gun to school and shoot 9 students,” says Sheriff William Snyder.
Officials said they don’t know who wrote it, but they do have several leads.

“It was handwritten, it was not written in cursive, it was printed, makes it really hard to identify that kind of writing, we are still trying to do it though,” says Sheriff Snyder.

If you or your child has any information on who wrote this note threatening a mass shooting, officials ask that you call them or have your child speak to their