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High school student accused of making 'hit list' with 29 names

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A Norwalk student is facing charges after reportedly making a 'hit list' earlier this year. (WFSB) A Norwalk student is facing charges after reportedly making a 'hit list' earlier this year. (WFSB)
NORWALK, CT (WFSB) -

A high school hit list was found in a Connecticut town, and now a teenager is under arrest after police said she threatened to harm nearly 30 students.

Police in Norwalk were alerted to the threats over the weekend.

The list named students at Norwalk High School and dates back to January, but was just recently discovered.

"I think it's kind of messed up, 29? That's a lot of people,” said Justin Schneider, a Norwalk High School senior.

"Just heard about it today, crazy, because never expected something like that to happen,” said recent graduate Mark Crafter.

On Saturday, the Norwalk Police Special Victims Unit investigated a threats complaint.

Police said a person received a handwritten letter back in January, but never opened it until now.

According to the police, the letter threatened to harm 29 students, even listing them by name.

The student, who is a female, was charged with 29 counts of breach of peace.

"At no time do we believe there was an imminent threat whatsoever. Obviously this was drafted back in January, and was lying dormant for a better half of six months,” said Norwalk Police Lt. Terry Blake.

The school contacted parents whose children were listed.

The teen who wrote the letter was removed from school, which wrapped up classes this week.

"I don't see why someone would want to do something like that, harm other students, especially end of the year, all about to graduate, happy times, I don't really get it,” said recent graduate Dakari Eason.

The Norwalk school district did not return requests for a comment.

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