Students say Homedale 'hit list' incident was a good lesson learned
Jennifer Auh talks to parents and students about the Homedale High School 'hit list.' Students say the incident made them think twice about how they treat others. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Students and parents talked about what they learned from the recent scare at Homedale High.
A Homedale High School student is accused of putting together a hit list and is still behind bars.
On Friday, students told us the school atmosphere was pretty quiet on Friday, and there was an assembly to discuss the issue.
We also talked to a parent, whose child was on the hit-list. She didn't want to go on camera, but she told us she thought about what happened at Columbine and other schools, and her heart just dropped.
Other parents, who were emailed about the incident, said they think the school did a good job handling the situation, but they wished they got more information about the incident sooner.
The Homedale School District Superintendent agrees. He said they are working on putting together a system to get the word out through other means, in case something like this happens again.
Students said this incident was a good lesson learned. “I'm more aware of bulling, being nice to people, and to never treat people like you don't want to be treated, because things like that can really happen," said one student.
The boy, who was arrested, faces 15 counts of threatening to do violence on school property. The hit list named 15 students at the school.