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Police: New York middle schooler made 'hit list' of students, faculty and family

A 12-year-old Long Island boy in New York is undergoing a mental health evaluation after authorities discovered he made a "hit list" of students and faculty at his school, and family members who he wanted to kill.

The boy was taken into custody by police at the Finley Middle School in Glen Cove, N.Y., on Thursday. According to authorities, a classmate saw the boy writing the list Thursday morning and alerted a teacher.

Police searched the boy's home, but no weapons were found. Authorities believe the child did not have access to weapons.


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The boy has not been charged with a crime and is currently being evaluated at North Shore Hospital.

"There's no history of his ever being violent, and we don't think his intent was to make good on the list at all," Glen Cove Det. Lt. John Nagle told Newsday.

A statement posted on the Glen Cove school district's website said officials assessed the situation and "took immediate action to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff."

The boy has been suspended pending the outcome of a superintendent's hearing.