Deputies have arrested a high school student for allegedly making a hit list to kill students and teachers at Coahulla Creek High School in Whitfield County.
David Crisp says he wants to know why the school staff never called him after deputies found that hit list. Crisp says his stepson was on that list.
"On the 16th, when the kid was arrested, you think the school would've notified the parents of all the victims that were involved," says David Crisp.
But, Crisp says that never happened. He and his wife got a letter about the incident from the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office on October 24th, but even that was 8 days later.
"We did retrieve a journal notebook, and there was a phrase there written in German. When we translated it, it meant 'People to Kill'," says Whitfield County Sheriff Scott Chitwood.
The incident report says the student made threats to bring a gun to school. And that he told investigators he was angry and people were mistreating him. The school's resource officer found the hit list with names of 12 people.
Crisp says he wants the school system to take this seriously.
"It's like things are getting overlooked and ignored," says David Crisp.
A Whitfield County Schools spokesperson told us, “The school staff responded immediately to evidence that a juvenile student may have threatened the safety of others. Details about student discipline are student records protected and cannot be released by the school system."
Crisp says he wants the school board to just make parents aware in situations like this.
"Your kid couldn't be here today. A week later you find out, he might not have been there. I could have been looking at his grave or anything else," says David Crisp.
For now, the suspect remains in juvenile custody. He's due in court next Thursday.
By Jerry Askin