Watch CBS News

Winters Middle School Students Put On 'Hit List,' Some Parents Outraged Over How They Were Notified

WINTERS (CBS13) – Concerned parents are meeting with the Winters school district, outraged after finding out their children had allegedly been put on a "hit list."

Parents recently received a phone call from the principal of Winters Middle School, alerting them two weeks after the alleged hit list had been put out by a student.

Winters police says they and other agencies have talked with the child and family at the center of the incident.

Investigators have determined the threat to be not credible.

However, some parents have expressed concern over how the school district notified them about the incident.

Chief of Police John P. Miller released a statement about the outrage, noting that the department supports who the district notified parents.

"Unfortunately, despite the absolute best intentions, certain individuals are suspect of the intentions of the Police Department and of the School District and, evidently, wish to create controversy, especially via social media," Chief Miller wrote.

Miller said they will be working with the district to find a better way to approach these kinds of matters in the future.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect the hit list involved Winters Middle School students. 

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.