Monroe City High School student taken into custody following "hit list" investigation
MONROE CITY, Mo. —
On September 18th during the evening hours, the Monroe City Police Department was notified of a possible “hit list” directed towards certain students in the high school.
The “hit list” was posted on the social media app, Snapchat.
After further investigation, it was determined the “hit list” was directed towards “homophobes” in the school and was requesting help adding names and they would not be harmed.
The person of interest was identified as a female juvenile who is a student at the Monroe City High School.
The Police Department immediately contacted school administrators and provided the information received.
On September 19th at 7:50 a.m., the juvenile in question was taken into custody by the Police Department and school administrators.
The Police Department is working closely with the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Monroe City School District.
Based on the facts, evidence and information received, this is an isolated incident.
In a press release sent out by Monroe City Police Chief Tyler Wheeler, he thanks the Police Department, Monroe City School District and the Juvenile Office for being diligent and working together in a prompt and steady fashion.