Waltham middle schooler receiving counseling after ‘kill list’ find

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Waltham. Photo via ink-12.terc.edu
The boy attends John F. Kennedy Middle School in Waltham.
Credit: INK-12

A student at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Waltham wrote a “kill list” targeting three fellow students last Friday, Boston.com reported.

The student, whose identity is being withheld, is receiving counseling, according to school officials. A teacher reportedly discovered the unsettling list on the student’s desk. It was titled, “Students who make fun of me.”

When confronted, the student allegedly told the teacher, “This is my kill list,” according to a letter principal Jack Cawley sent to parents Monday.

Cawley said in the letter that school staff interviewed the student along with Waltham police officers, and the student’s parent was called to the school. The parents of the students named on the list were also called in, Cawley said.

All four students involved are receiving “services and support,” he said. “Administrators and staff will continue to monitor the situation to ensure that students and staff are supported and feel safe.”

A statement from Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy’s office is expected today.

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