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Two Chapel Hill students disciplined for 'hit list'

Posted February 4, 2011

— Two East Chapel Hill High School students have been disciplined after creating a "hit list" on Facebook in the school's computer lab, officials said Friday.

School administrators characterized the actions by the two 16-year-olds as a prank and said no other students were in danger.

Chapel Hill police traced the source of the posting and continue to investigate the case, but no criminal charges had been filed as of Friday afternoon.

East Chapel Hill High sent an e-mail to parents on Friday to notify them of the situation.


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  • MizzZeta Feb 4, 2011

    I made a comment earlier similar to the ones posted below but none of my comments have been posting today. I'll try again...

    I'm wondering how school administration determined it was a prank. Like rdmcswai said, I think it can all be considered a prank until someone gets hurt.

  • emb6681 Feb 4, 2011

    Are we serious. The schoold do not need to lighten up they need to be more strick. With all the school shooting going on these 2 Boys need to be taught that it is not okay to "joke" about killing people. Letting them off easy only shows them its okay to make threats. Come on UNC-CH fix this right. Expell these 2.

  • celong Feb 4, 2011

    They don't need to be on Facebook during school hours or on school computers. I went into an office at school the other day where a "special needs" student was getting his private setting for testing....he was on a website and the person monitoring him was on a computer too. Of course he didn't "finish" so he got to continue the next day. Quit pandering.

  • Ladybug Feb 4, 2011

    They need to be expelled, not just punished. This was an awful prank if that's what they want to call it. It is serious and they should pay the consequences - expel from school and go to a school for kids that need strict discipline.

  • hurricanes262 Feb 4, 2011

    Well I go to the school and they didn't even tell us so I don't think it's that big of a deal

  • rdmcswai Feb 4, 2011

    To all of you saying it was just a prank, would your opinion be different if your child's name was listed on the hit list? I guarantee it.

  • paginasecunda Feb 4, 2011

    Funny, I retracted what I said well over an hour ago, because I misread the article, and my retraction didn't get published.

  • gbsncsu1 Feb 4, 2011

    school systems need to lighten up, it was just a prank....jeez

  • rhowerton Feb 4, 2011

    OMG What is wrong with the Stuent's. Relase them and don't let them have any more to do with Carolina. WE DON'T NEED THEM go heels

  • nogade Feb 4, 2011

    First of all, they shouldn't be on Facebook using school computers. Secondly, a "hit list", how does anyone KNOW this was a prank? They deserve maximum punishment, expelled, fail in their grade, and made an example of, which will hopefully send a message to other students that you just can't do things like this.